Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett
Release Date: July 27, 2018
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material
Runtime: 2h 27min
Mission Impossible – Fallout is truly a fantastic piece of filmmaking. Christopher McQuarrie raises the bar even more than he did in the last entry by delivering action set pieces that are beautifully designed and filmed. Everything about the film is big from its set pieces to its stakes. The plot is a twisty yet simple story that has our heroes chasing down plutonium. I wished that the film did a better job of holding its secrets a bit closer to the vest. Some the twists are fairly obvious but it doesn’t hurt the overall enjoyment of the film as a whole. At the center of the entire thing is Tom Cruise. Cruise is a seemingly ageless daredevil who just wants to believe he’s literally some sort of superhero. Returning cast members Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Ferguson aka sexy British Michelle Monaghan all turn in strong supporting turns with each getting their time to shine. Henry Cavill makes for a solid foil to Cruise but I would have like a bit more subtleness and depth to his character. Sean Harris returns as the villain from the previous film who is incorporated into the plot that references previous iterations, something refreshing which ultimately make the film more engaging.