Christopher McQuarrie

Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)

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Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)

Director:

Christopher McQuarrie

Starring:

Tom Cruise

Henry Cavill

Ving Rhames

Simon Pegg

Rebecca Ferguson

Plot:

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Review:

The previous Mission Impossible movie was one of my favorite in the franchise, so needless to say I was fairly excited for this one. Sadly, for me, it did not live up to expectations.

Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise, and his team must have all taken stupid pills because for most of the movie they kept on failing stupendously. Even when they weren’t and were fulfilling normal MI tropes it all felt contrived. It was a huge let down.

I expect people to be working against him. I expect face masks. I expect good action. Mission Impossible Fallout had all of that, and yet it still failed.

At over two hours the movie was incredibly bloated. It had no business being that long. There was also something with the sound and score that had several scenes go really quiet and it drove me freaking crazy. I HATED whatever was happening on that front.

By the middle point of the movie I had my phone out, surfing the internet.

Tom Cruise did a great job but he needs to retire from these movies. Henry Cavill made me drool in just about every scene he was in that I paid attention to, but he made a piss poor villain. He was too over the top and, again, it just felt too contrived. He was also taken out like a little shit. The helicopter stuff was cool, but just falling down the side of a mountain to your death is not how a good villain is killed.

The Mission Impossible franchise is one of the most consistent franchises out there, which is kind of crazy, but Fallout was an unsatisfying addition to the series.

2/5

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

Director:

Christopher McQuarrie

Starring:

Tom Cruise

Simon Pegg

Rebecca Ferguson

Jeremy Renner

Plot:

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Review:

This was such a pleasant surprise. I’d honestly completely forgotten they were releasing a new Mission Impossible movie until my husband brought it up. Since our daughter is having her first sleepover with the grandparents I thought this was a great movie to keep me distracted.

The IMF is experiencing some backlash from their previous less than covert operations. Blowing up the Kremlin tends to piss off some people. Because of that this entire operation was spent with the agents dodging the bad guys and the good.

Simon Pegg was great, Tom Cruise was great, Rebecca Ferguson was great, you get the picture? The actors were perfect, the story was entertaining, and there were masks. I actually think the movie will end up looking better when I see it on a smaller screen, so much was going on that it was sometimes difficult to focus on everything.

Watching this made me want to re-watch the previous ones and I think once I’ve finished the Matrix Trilogy I will move on to the Mission Impossible series.

4/5