Synopsis: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Review: Mission Impossible Fallout gives us a thrill ride and then some and as one newspaper has stated, it should be called Mission Unmissable. The film brings us a story, which ties together elements of MI3, 4 and 5 as Hunt and the team are on a mission, which they can not possibly turn down.
As with the previous films. We get a wonderful blend of action, thrills, and humor, which comes pretty much from the team debating what to do while Ethan pretty much gets on with it. The story sees Ethan Hunt and the team assigned the task of retrieving three nuclear devices via an international fixer known as the White Widow. The objective is to get the three nuclear cores before a terrorist organization can. Only this particular group of terrorist has a mole inside the CIA who is already working to discredit Ethan Hunt and the entire IMF.
The movie is packed full of twists and turns. Some of which you’ll not see coming, which is quite something given that I am normally able to figure out the twists in films like this before they play out. So either is going senile or the film is just that good.
The real meat and potatoes of these movies though are the action sequences and this film outdoes pretty much most things we’ve seen in prior Mission Impossible films with three rip-roaring action sequences that you dare not blink through for fear of missing something.
The funniest of the action sequences take place in London where Ethan has to chase down the villain in a sequence that seems to go on and on but in a fantastic way. The action of Hunt chasing down the villain is juxtaposed with Benji giving Ethan directions via an iPad. You really have to watch this sequence to get the humor of it because if I were to try and describe it I would not do it justice.
The film brilliantly ties elements of the previous movies together. But in short. This is kind of direct sequel to the last Mission Impossible. Returning are Rebecca Ferguson as MI5 Agent Ilsa Faust and we also see a return for Michelle Monaghan as Ethan Hunt’s wife Julia who gets a few fun moments as the film draws to a close. Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames also return and as ever Simon Pegg provides much of the humor as Benji Dunn.
Overall. Mission Impossible Fallout is very much appropriately named given the stakes and of course the fallout from previous films in regards to returning characters. Henry Cavill and Sean Harris are superb villains as August Walker and Solomon Lane respectively. While Vanessa Kirby strikes a balance between mysterious, sexy and dangerous as the White Widow.
If we wind up learning that this is the final Mission Impossible movie to feature Ethan Hunt. Then it will not be a disappointment. This is a really good film to end the series on and pass the franchise over to a new group of characters.