Movie Review – ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

SPOILERS ALERT!!!

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

My parents and I first saw ‘Rogue Nation’ for Christmas, December 2017. Then we saw ‘Mission: Impossible’ & ‘Mission: Impossible III’ for my Mum’s birthday and ‘Mission: Impossible 2’ & ‘Ghost Protocol’ for Mother’s Day in March 2018. Now we have at last seen ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’!

This is the first time I’ve seen a ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie on the big screen at the cinema and it was pretty amazing! I’ve heard some good things about this movie before watching it at the cinema. Those good things were so well-justified since this movie turned out to be pretty awesome to watch!

I found myself feel pretty excited, engaged and entertained whilst watching this film. I was on the edge of my seat panicking for good reason and was laughing at the funny moments throughout the film. The story was well-written; the cast involved were superb and the action scenes were fantastic!

‘Fallout’ is the sixth film in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series. It follows on after ‘Rogue Nation’. In fact, ‘Fallout’ was directed by the same person who directed ‘Rogue Nation’ – Christopher McQuarrie. He also wrote the film. Maybe this is the reason why ‘Fallout’ has become so successful at the cinemas.

The film stars Tom Cruise who returns as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent who continues to save the world. This time he’s on a mission with his team to track down three stolen plutonium cores which he failed to acquire on a previous mission of his. Ethan’s team also must capture the villainous Solomon Lane.

I’ve just discovered that Tom Cruise does most of his own stunts whilst starring in these ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies. That must be pretty amazing considering he’s been doing these movies for quite a while now. I wonder if he’ll ever stop doing his own stunts should he do more action-packed films.

Tom Cruise is also joined by Henry Cavill who stars as August Walker, a CIA assassin who monitors Ethan and his IMF team during their mission. Henry Cavill is well-known for playing Superman in the ‘D.C. Extended Universe’ of movies. I was delighted to watch him in this ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie.

I initially thought Henry Cavill’s character was the good guy on Tom Cruise’s team, considering they both worked together in the first half of the film. But there was a shocking twist in the second half when he turned out to be the bad guy in the end. I did not see that coming whilst I watched this film.

The film also sees the return of Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn. Rebecca Ferguson also returns as former MI6 agent, Ilsa Faust, who previously appeared in ‘Rogue Nation’. I did like how Cruise, Rhames, Pegg and Ferguson eventually become the team in the movie.

There’s also Sean Harris who returns as the villainous Solomon Lane who was the leader of the Syndicate. There’s Michelle Monaghan who returns as Julia Meade, Ethan’s ex-wife and Alec Baldwin who returns as Alan Hunley, the former CIA director now become the new IMF secretary in this film.

There are some new faces in this film including Angela Bassett as Erica Sloane, the new director of the CIA, Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow and Wes Bentley as Patrick, Julia Meade’s new husband. All performances of the cast have been well-done as I was very mesmerised watching the characters.

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ has been a film definitely worth waiting for. Having seen all five ‘Mission: Impossible’ films beforehand, I was able to get an overall sense of what was going on in the story. This is especially when ‘Fallout’ borrows elements from previous films, not just ‘Rogue Nation’.

Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast shine throughout. The action sequences are great and the story is well-written, thanks to writer/director Christopher McQuarrie. My parents enjoyed watching the film as well. I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ again at the cinema soon.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they did a seventh ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie sometime soon in the future. I’m sure that they are in the process of making this happen following the success of ‘Fallout’.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Movie Review – ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

  1. Loved it Tim, Hernry Cavill has to be next James Bond after his performance here he was amazing, what i liked about this film most of the effects were practical & not another CGI overload, Tom Cruise is nuts doing all his own stunts but he doesn’t short change moviegoers & always delivers the goods with this franchise.

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    • Henry Cavill as James Bond. Hmm, that would be interesting to see. I didn’t realise he was a British actor after looking up his page on Wikipedia. I initially assumed he was an American actor.

      Glad you loved this film, Simon and glad you enjoyed my review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the film. Yeah I didn’t feel the effects were CGI in this one and Tom Cruise is amazing doing all of his own stunts in the movie.

      I’ll be seeing this movie again pretty soon this coming Friday. Looking forward to it.

      These ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies have got better over the years.

      Tim. 🙂

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