Review: Mission Impossible – Fallout

Mission Impossible - Fallout

Mission Impossible – Fallout

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 147 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 27-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

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

Overall Review:
Ethan Hunt is back to save the world once again with Mission Impossible Franchise, 6th in Series named “Mission Impossible – Fallout”, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. As like other series, this franchise too sets the high standards right from SCENE 1 (Opening Sequence). ‘Mission Impossible’ series have never really been about plots and characters. It’s all about the big set pieces, the unbelievable stunt work and Tom Cruise. Fallout plot does just about make sense, but the film really comes alive when Tom Cruise is doing some kind of death defying stunt. There are simply too many memorable moments in the film – from brutal fight scenes in bathrooms and cabins to insane motorbike chases and an incredible skydiving set piece, the action in ‘Fallout’ is second to none with different styles of this genre being displayed magnificently. Each scene is packed with a high level of intensity that is matched equally with creativity, Plot of the film is simple: Film shows Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team try and prevent a nuclear threat from escapee Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) while being under the watchful eye of CIA agent Walker (Henry Cavill). Fallout showcases McQuarrie’s confidence as a filmmaker. Despite the occasional uneven pacing, he incorporates plenty of twists and turns that allow the recent Syndicate narrative to come full circle. In addition, Rob Hardy’s stunning cinematography makes each scene incredibly sharp. Despite flaws like: plot of the film is very much predictable with lot of twists and turns, it lessens the impact overall. Thus running length of the film looks a bit more at times. However, climax (last 50 minutes or so) of the film is phenomenal and entirely make up for the rest of the film. For performance, at 56 years old, Cruise shows he has the strength to take on such a physical role. With each franchise coming, he keeps reminding audience why he is one of the Hollywood’s leading Men. He shows no signs of fatigue. New character in the franchise Cavill is great as CIA agent Walker. Other ensemble cast include brilliant Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson. Not only is ‘Fallout’ fun to watch, it is also technically brilliant. From the score to the cinematography and the stunt work, it’s amazing to think about the hours of hard work the crew have had to put in to make a movie like this. The end result – Mission Impossible – Fallout is hugely entertaining. It is a proper popcorn flick which only has a few minor flaws.

PDF Verdict:
After five movies starring the same character, Fallout manages to stay engrossing and to keep up a fast and exciting momentum that will likely keep Hunt running, and sequels following one another, for a long time to come. Fallout is an adrenaline-fueled adventure filled with 147 minutes of of nail-biting tension and jaw-dropping thrills (darker in tone, visually impressive and action masterclass). MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!!

Ratings: 4 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Screenplay: 4 on 5
Music / Background Score: 4 on 5
CGI: 4 on 5

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