So I just finished watching Mission Impossible: Fallout…
Mission Impossible: Fallout continues the adventures of Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force (The IMF). Ethan’s new mission (should he choose to accept it) is to track down a secret cabal of terrorists known as The Apostles, led by a man only known as John Lark. With the CIA now commandeering the mission, Ethan must race against the clock to the stop the terrorists before they unleash a plot to bring down the world’s governments.
This was a hell of a romp. I don’t know why, but so far this has been the only one of these movies that has clicked for me. It was a delightful action movie.
Decent script, good characters and performances (Tom Cruise was good as always as Ethan Hunt), good cinematography and editing, great action scenes and stuntwork, good special effects, etc.
I dig the fact that this felt like a really big budget episode of a TV show. It had a very campy and comfy vibe to it, but it also knew when to throw down in terms of the action (The moment when Henry Cavill gets that giant hook jammed in his skull was fucking badass). However, that TV show aesthetic was also its downfall, as much of the writing could be cliche, and at times, painfully predictable. While it wasn’t obnoxious, it was certainly noticeable and a detriment.
Overall, this was a hell of a time. Corny, and doesn’t bring much new to the table, but the action was amazing and it clipped along nicely. Get your friends together, have a few drinks, and throw this on. This was a damn good time.
7.5 out of 10