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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)


Tom Cruise
Ving Rhames
Simon Pegg

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series and arguably one of the best of the six. Now the movie is considerably long in length so prep yourself to sit through over two hours, but don’t be alarmed it will be worth it.
Do note, it has been a long time since Tom Cruise have done something worth watching. Hell, it has been a while since Tom Cruise did a movie that was a clear box office success.
This movie is critically and commercially successful, with stunts and cool action sequences, to keep you glued. The story is nerve racking and the screenplay is inviting making it sure that a part seven could be possible if the money recouped is good enough.

The story goes, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is called in for a new mission, which as usual is not in the books and almost can’t be done. After the capture of Lark (Sean Harris) his group has not packed it in, calling themselves The Apostles. They have come into possession of three plutonium balls which is believed will be used for terrorist attacks.
Ethan and his IMF team are tasked with retrieving the three plutonium balls. They came up with a plan to retrieve the balls, but everything failed when Ethan scarified the mission to save his friend Luther (Ving Rhames).
Unhappy with the turn of events CIA Director Sloane places operative August Walker into Ethan's team to monitor the retrieval of the plutonium.

A new plan is put into action, but as usual things did not go according to plan. Ethan is implicated and seen as the man behind all the crime that has been going on for years and worse still, he must help break out Lark.
His past too is not letting him go as shadows from the past come up in this mission making his decisions more complicated and tasking.

Many of the old team are packaged together for this. Other than Cruise, Rhames and Simon Pegg we had Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin, all reprising their roles from previous films.
The fun addition to this crew is Henry Cavill (August Walker). He gave a performance that made me think of him differently as an actor worth recognizing for a job well done.
This action spy film is written, produced and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. McQuarrie also was the man behind the fifth installment Mission: Impossible Rouge Nation (2015).

I took my time before seeing this movie, much because I’m not too much of a fan of sequels, but in the end it was worth it.


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