The second movie that I’m going to review is Mission Impossible: Fallout. Yes, Tom Cruise is at it again as IMF agent, Ethan Hunt. I have seen most of the Mission Impossible films, and I must say that this one is one of the best. This post contains spoilers so just be warned if you have not seen this film yet.
I know that I have not mentioned it before, I’m a huge spy film fan. James Bond, Mission Impossible, and I know that there are few others that I can not think of off the top of my head.
Getting back to the film, we basically pick up from where the last film left off and that is where the IMF is in full swing, Ethan Hunt and his team are no longer disavowed from the agency, let alone the CIA. They are thrown into regaining into their possession plutonium cores that could be used to create a nuclear weapon. As Ethan works to regain the plutonium, Luther is taken hostage by a clone agency of the Syndicate known as the Apostles. In his typical fashion he tries to save his friends over the mission.
Luther is saved and the plutonium is stolen, and this leaves Luther to have a large amount of guilt about the plutonium getting out in the open. But he stays true to task just like Ethan as they work to take down the Apostles and to get the plutonium back. While we are thrown into this action-pack film, we also see new insights into the character of Ethan, such as he would never kill a police offer, even while trying to escape out of France while he is on the run.
We are shown again that Ethan has such great depth to his emotions and this film such a story for it is not all about the action taking over the film. The chases are great to watch as you fear that Ethan could get caught or killed before the film is not even ended. While I watched this film, there were a couple of times when I placed my hands over my mouth as I said, “Oh no!!” But in the end, we got Ethan and his team saving the world and completing their mission.
This film was a great summer film, for it shows we get the big block busters in the summer, while we wait for the films that will be nominated for the awards and before we have the next season of television series to blow us away and to keep us entertained for months on end.
If you enjoy spy films, this movie is for you. Granted, you don’t have to be a Tom Cruise fan to enjoy his acting. This film also serves to show that the franchise still has a fan base and it is one of the best of the franchise so far. I hope that they make another.
I’m giving this film five cars out of five.