MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT [REVIEW]
Title: Mission Impossible Fallout Director: Christopher McQuarrie Studio: Paramount Pictures Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg & Angela Bassett Review By: Wade Swift & Mark Diaz Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 X's Since the inception of the Mission Impossible franchise in 1996, the MI films have somehow always been paralleled and often compared to the 007 franchise. IMF vs MI6, Bond Vs Hunt. But while the former has had six different actors play the role, the latter has had just one. For over 20 years Tom Cruise has taken his fair share of bumps and bruises as IMF agent "Ethan Hunt", including most recently breaking his ankle during the filming of Fallout. It has been an unprecedented run for sure, however some critics have questioned how much is left in the tank, for Cruise and for the franchise itself. If this movie is any indication as to the future, this franchise and Mr.Cruise may very well go another 20 years. "FALLOUT" is a direct continuation of "Rogue Nation" which was also written/directed by Christopher Mcquarrie who returns to direct for a second time, a first in the franchise's rich history. Mcquarrie has even been rumored to possibly be given the keys for a third go around and a chance to build a trilogy within the M.I. universe. Ethan Hunt along side his day one crew played by Siman Pegg and Ving Rhames, are given a new mission to hunt down and take out "The Apostles" who are a new terrorist group planning multiple nuclear attacks worldwide, that they believe will inevitably bring peace. Ethan is forced to work with the CIA, and is partnered up with multi dimensional assassin/CIA agent "August Walker" played by Henry Cavill who we all know as Superman. Ethan, who is comfortable doing things his own way, gathering intel and moving with sharp, calculated thinking, is now accompanied by Walkers thoughtless "Shoot first ask questions later" cowboy like demeanor creating a 2 1/2 hour unpredictable thrill ride. With intense jaw dropping action sequences filmed with IMAX cameras that will most definitely have you on the edge of your seat, and the supporting cast as usual providing a little stability and reason to counter Hunt's unorthodox and often reckless methods. Standout performances from newcomers Cavill and Vanessa Kirby in her brief but memorable role as the scintillating "White Widow". With time ticking against them, the team (And friends) must work together and prevent these nuclear attacks. This is a major comeback for the M.I. series that any viewer will love, we give it a solid 4 1/2 out of 5 X's. Big shout out to Tom Cruise the all in one actor/stuntman who goes above and beyond for his fans from crashing motorcycles to learning how to fly a helicopter. Watch the livest action movie in IMAX before it Fallsout!