Mission: Impossible – Fallout Movie Review: A Treat For Action Junkies
The Mission impossible series starring Tom Cruise as intrepid IMF agent Ethan Hunt has been entertaining us since 1996 with its slick action scenes and edge-of-the-seat stunt sequences and the latest film in the series, titled Mission Impossible: Fallout is no different... This time, Hunt and his team comprising Benji (Simon Pegg) and Luther (Ving Rhames) are tasked with the mission to retrieve three units of plutonium, which can be used to create dirty bombs by a bunch of bad guys called The Apostles. However, there is one complication- the CIA director (Angela Bassett) doesn’t trust Hunt and his team to get the job done so insists that her hatchet man Walker (Henry Cavill) accompany the team. If this was not complicated enough, two people from Hunt’s past- anarchist Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) and British secret agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) are back to ensure that Hunt has enough things to keep him busy on the mission. The adventure leads Hunt and his band of merry men from Berlin to Paris to somewhere in Northwest Asia to save the day and how Hunt manages to do this, forms the rest of the plot. Like mentioned earlier, the Mission impossible series is known for its slick action and stunt sequences and for fans of this genre, ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ is a treat for sure. As Hunt, Cruise races across rooftops, zips around Paris traffic on a bike, hangs from helicopters and engages in fisticuffs with bad guys. The action scenes, especially the hand-to-hand combat ones, have been beautifully choreographed and the stunt scenes are spectacular. During the Paris chase sequence, I had my heart in my mouth and found myself nervously chewing my fingernails during the climactic action scene. However, Cruise is not the only one worth mentioning as far as action scenes are concerned... Henry Cavill, the actor who played Superman recently, is absolutely impressive as August Walker, the stone-faced CIA assassin, who is described as the ‘hammer’ compared to Cruise’s ‘scalpel’. Simon Pegg brings in some comic relief and the banter between Benji and Hunt evoke chuckles while Rhames as Luther is stolidly dependable. Christopher McQuarrie, who had also directed the last Mission Impossible film, has delivered another jaw-dropping action extravaganza with this film and the writing and direction is beautifully complemented by Rob Hardy’s cinematography . If you are a fan of fast-paced spy thrillers, we are sure that Mission Impossible Fallout will be an awesome weekend treat for you...
Release Date : 27 July 2018
Director : Christopher McQuarrie
Genre : Action