‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’ Review
Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA's August Walker to prevent an elusive arms dealer ("John Lark") and a group of terrorists ("the Apostles") from using three plutonium cores for a worldwide nuclear attack.
The Mission Impossible series has set a high bench mark for mainstream blockbuster action films, and Fallout matches the previous episodes' quality. Consistently outdoing Bourne and Bond films in most aspects, but also not relying on cheap green screen heavy gimmicks in order to entertain an audience.
Christopher McQuarrie is back directing this latest spy thriller, with a cast exuding charm, characters new and old crossing paths in a fresh story, adding superbly choreographed car and helicopter chases, shootouts, sky diving and bathroom brawls.
Henry Cavill's CIA agent Walker is a good addition. Although he may not win over his sceptics with some deadpan delivery in some scenes, when he's called upon to express himself in a darker tone or get physical, he's great.
Despite a 147-minute running time that results in a slightly meandering plot that feels it's trying too hard, McQuarrie and Cruise have again delivered another memorable entry in the Mission Impossible franchise that will make you beg for more.