Mission Impossible: Fallout surround Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as he must track down three nuclear bombs with his team Benji (Simon Pegg), Luther (Ving Rhames), and Isla (Rebecca Ferguson), but this time he is accompanied by Agent Walker (Henry Cavill) from the CIA, who may have a different motive. The team is constantly running into trouble trying to find the bombs and keep it out of the wrong hands.
Wow. This is one of the best action films I’ve seen in recent memory. And it’s probably the best of the franchise, the action here is amazing and constantly kept me on the edge of my seat, specifically the helicopter sequence. Tom Cruise really is fearless and all the stunts he did in this film were bonkers. It’s also great to see Ferguson return as well as the rest of the team. And Henry Cavill may be the best that I’ve seen from him here.
I haven’t seen all the Mission Impossible films, only the latest ones starting from Ghost Protocol, but I have enjoyed all the ones I’ve seen. This one does tie into Rogue Nation, so I would suggest seeing that film first as a refresher, but it’s not necessary. It’s also the most invested I have been in these characters, since I’ve never really felt attached to these characters in the previous films.
Another thing is the score, I think it flowed with the film pretty perfectly. It helped ramp up the tension and highlight the story beats. I must also give kudos to the director, Christopher McQuarrie for his direction of the film – there’s some really nice tracking shots, some beautiful cinematography, and really well choreographed action scenes.
I give Mission Impossible: Fallout an A-