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27th July
2018
written by Adam

Years since the apprehension of super villain Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the rest of his IMF team, Luther and Benji (Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg), are tasked with the acquisition of radioactive spheres destined to be sold to a terrorist group known as the Apostles, the disciples of Lane. Wary of the IMF team and their methods, the CIA forces Ethan and crew to bring along an agent of their own, August Walker (Henry Cavill). Friend or foe, who’s working for who, eternal questions of the IMF and the CIA. And, now with the MI6 and Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) getting involved, international relations will be tougher than ever. Stop the bombs and save the world, it must be Mission: Impossible. Directed and partially written by Christopher McQuarrie, it’s all about razor thin close calls, thrills, chills, and spills, in this return to Mission: Impossible lore. Stacking impressively choreographed fight sequences, one after another, that allow for heroes and villains to both get in their own share of licks, this cascading series of events effectively manages to induce enough seat squirming and armrest gripping to pass muster as one of the summer’s strongest action flicks. Which, oh by the way, finds Tom Cruise running, a lot, with a dash of parkour. And, even though it’s pretty easy to call out the plot twists well in advance, that doesn’t stop the fun in watching this Rube Goldberg machine do its thing all the way to the charismatic-ally crashing end. Also, major props to whoever had to play the bongo drums in the scoring of this film….hands of steel. So, while this isn’t the biggest thinking piece of the summer, it is still a lot of fun, and you deserve fun. Mission: Impossible – Fallout is rated PG-13.

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