Mission: Impossible: Fallout

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After an IMF mission ends in catastrophe, the world is faced with terrible consequences. As Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. His IMF team (Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg) find themselves hunted by assassins while trying to prevent a global disaster.

FILM

If you set aside your personal feelings about Tom Cruise and his topsy-turvy love life and politics one thing is for certain; in a Mission Impossible movie you will get your money’s worth. Fallout continues the Mission Impossible slate of movie’s but this time adds in heavyweight Henry Cavill (Superman himself) and the stakes could never be any higher.

When you go to see one of these films there will be no surprises when it comes to the story. The world will be in danger, Ethan Hunt and his team will be questioned about their motives, it will seem like there’s no chance for hope at all until the last second when Ethan does something incredible and saves the day. Throw in gorgeous set pieces, exotic locations and astonishing stunts that rival anything in the movies today and you have exactly what audiences are looking for in a summer blockbuster, pure entertainment.

Fallout delivers on all of these criteria. It is a fun popcorn ride that is entertaining and does not require the use a very much gray matter. Much has been said about the depths through which Tom Cruise goes to prepare for and actually pull off the many incredible stunts you see in a Mission impossible movie. Spending over 2000 hours learning to fly a helicopter. Rehearsing a stunt for over a year then breaking his leg in a scene where he jumps from building to building delaying the shooting of the movie for three months. It is this kind of commitment that gives us the payoff we need when we put down our money and enter the theater.

Mission Impossible Fallout stands apart as one of the summer’s best films.

FAITH

Outside of Tom Cruise’s devotion to his craft of acting there are no overt themes of faith in Mission Impossible Fallout.

4.5 stars

Roger Legg

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