“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…..”. Iconic words from an iconic franchise. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in the 6th installment to the Mission Impossible franchise. Here is my *Spoiler Free* reaction to Mission: Impossible-Fallout.
Was it good? Yes!!! Absolutely great. To let you guys behind the curtain that is Eric, I am not a huge fan of unnecessary sequels. A lot of the times, I find them as a studios attempt to make a lot of money off of an iconic title. Was this a cash grab attempt? Could be, but I am not complaining at all. This movie pushes the already ridiculous limits of action sequences displayed in this franchise. Every opportunity to create an epic action scene, they find some way to top it later on in the movie. This movie keeps an incredible pace, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. It uses amazing and sometimes, downright beautiful set pieces along with some fantastic camera work to create some jaw-dropping scenes. No lie folks, I’m talking jaw-dropping.
Now to the performances. Tom Cruise, was extremely Tom Cruise in this. Continuing to push the envelope of what stunts an actor performs, his commitment to do his own stunts is a benchmark to this series and draws us in even more to Ethan Hunt. Simon Pegg is an obvious standout in the series and he does not skip a beat in this. I am, however, impressed with his ability to hold his own alongside these other actors in the action choreography. Henry Cavill is definitely cementing his name in the action genre. No CG to his face in this one folks, it is all Henry and he holds his own alongside Cruise. A great addition to this cast and he definitely makes his mark.
This is an extremely fun movie with all the action that you can handle. I was extremely impressed and walked out ready to plan my next trip to the theater to see it. To those going with significant others that haven’t seen any of the previous M.I movies, you will probably have to answer some questions throughout so do yourself a favor and do some catching up. While watching, take a second to appreciate some of the amazing camera work, the heart-pumping score that pushes the story and some of the amazing locations throughout this movie.
My score: 4.5/5
Movie question: What action movie, past or present, do you want to see a sequel of?