He is back. Ethan Hunt, the IMF agent who makes the impossible possible, has chosen to accept a new mission. Once more, he takes us on an action trip around the globe to accomplish the new Mission Impossible Fallout.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT – THE STORY
Mission Impossible Fallout leads us from London over Paris to the mountains of Kashmir (original New Zealand). Here, Ethan must fight against his ultimate enemy, Solomon Lane. The leader of the Syndicate is already familiar to us. We know him from Mission Impossible Rouge Nation.
After Ethan Hunt has arrested Lane in the past, another mission failed. Now, Ethan is confronted with the consequences of his past deeds more than ever. Because of his fail, the world faces a serious nuclear threat.
ETHAN HUNT (TOM CRUISE)
Also, in Mission Impossible Fallout, Ethan is a man who fights against worst villains. He is in a huge conflict. Because of his dangerous job, he can’t be with his biggest love, his wife Julia. Moreover, the relation between Ilsa and him always means big trouble. Thus, Ethan is focused to save the world once more.
There are people, who don’t like Tom Cruise. But those people should meet that brilliant guy. Besides his great personality, he brings a cult series from the sixties back to the big 3D screens. Also, with Mission Impossible Fallout he sets new standards. Above all – and this is really crazy – Tom Cruise is doing all stunts personally.
TOM CRUISE’S STUNTS
Probably, you thought it would be a green-screen effect, when Tom Cruise hung on a big jet in Mission Impossible Rouge Nation. But you were wrong. Tom Cruise changes the business since years. His work has a huge impact on many other productions.
So, Tom Cruise believes in the fact, that the action has to happen on real locations to thrill the audience deeply. He is absolutely right. For Mission Impossible Fallout he has even learned to fly a helicopter. It’s simply amazing, and you should think about it, when you watch the scenes. While he played his role, Tom Cruise flew the helicopter and handled the camera. Ask yourself, what you can do of those three things.
The hunt on the motorbikes, the “bungee jump” from the helicopter, the halo jump – in every dangerous scene you will see Tom Cruise himself. Howsoever, also the strangest scenes appear real in Mission Impossible Fallout. Thus, Tom Cruise opens the big screen for us to let us forget the people around us, and to take a deep step into the story.
Of course, also in Mission Impossible Fallout Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is supported by his team and surrounded by enemies.
BENJI (SIMON PEGG)
Above all, Benji has experienced an extreme development. No wonder, he spent his time with the exceptional daredevil Ethan Hunt. Hence, meanwhile, Benji is a true agent in the field.
Also, Simon Pegg’s acting grew with his role. While he seemed lost in his first appearances in Hollywood, he shows his true talent more and more now.
Previously, Simon Pegg starred in some of the best British comedies ever: Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
LUTHER (VING RHAMES)
Luther is still the likeable technical wizard. Surely, he isn’t a genius regarding diplomacy, but he can handle and manipulate every computer on earth.
ILSA FAUST (REBECCA FERGUSON)
In the race against time, Ilsa again plays an important role. Moreover, Ethan again doesn’t know if she is a true friend or on which side she is on.
As already in the prequel, Rebecca Ferguson is again the perfect cast for Mission Impossible Fallout.
The Swedish actress performs authentic and very emotional. Although, Ilsa appears strong and unbeatable, Rebecca gives her a very sensitive, fragile touch.
WHITE WIDOW (VANESSA KIRBY)
Mystical, and sensual, the black market arms dealer plays an important role in Mission Impossible Fallout. Besides her tempting appearance, she could be capable of helping Ethan to accomplish his mission to prevent a catastrophe. But what will be the price for it? Besides, she is the daughter of Max, who is familiar to us from the first Mission Impossible film.
We know Vanessa Kirby from the series “The Crown”, “Jupiter Ascending” and “The Necessary Death of Carlie Countryman”, to name just a few.
WALKER (HENRY CAVILL)
Mission Impossible Fallout introduces also new faces. Walker is a CIA assassin. His job is to monitor Ethan’s team. He doesn’t conceal the fact that he will kill Ethan – or the others – when anything goes wrong. Apart from Walker’s openness on this subject, Ethan isn’t sure if the CIA agent conceals a secret.
We know the British actor Henry Cavill, who stars as Walker in Mission Impossible Fallout, as Man of Steel. Probably, better known as Superman. Of course, he plays an important role in DC’s universe. Recently, we have seen Henry Cavill in Justice League alongside the amazing Gal Gadot.
ERIKA SLOANE (ANGELA BASSETT)
In Mission Impossible Fallout, Sloane is the new Director of the CIA. She replaces Hunley. The former CIA Director changed the sides. Now, he is the leader of the IMF. Apart from that, Erika Sloane is Walker’s superior and a powerful antagonist for Ethan Hunt.
Recently, we saw Angela Bassett in Black Panther. There, she starred as the Queen of Wakanda. Bassett was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 2008.
JULIA MEADE HUNT (MICHELLE MONAGHAN)
Also, Ethan’s big love, Julia, appears in Mission Impossible Fallout. Meanwhile, she is married to Patrick. Both are busy in a medical camp in Kashmir. Here, Ethan meets her in a dangerous situation.
Michelle Monaghan is a beautiful actress, which has convinced the audience impressively with movies like Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT – REVIEW
With Mission Impossible Fallout, Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams and Christopher McQuarrie present us an action spectacle which sets another mile stone. Of course, we know the story. Yes, the world is in danger. Of course, there are just a few people who are able to save it. Besides, yes, they have to fight on several fronts. However, they do it very well.
Mission Impossible Fallout is an action blockbuster, made for all fans of this genre. From the first second, you are in the story. The good guys are likeable, the villains are dangerous.
Of course, there are some weak points, because nothing is perfect. Salomon Lane (Sean Harris) is just a side issue in that episode. Actually, he was already the weak point in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. Because, Sean Harris isn’t able to convince as dark villain. It’s hard to believe that he would destroy the world with a finger snap. Also, the soft filters, when Julia, thus, the beautiful Michelle Monaghan appears are a little bit annoying. Furthermore, some sequences are a little over the top.
However, in summary, Mission Impossible Fallout continues the franchise in an adequate way. The movie is entertaining and thrilling. Moreover, emotions play a big role again. This doesn’t mean the love scenes, but the conflicts of Ethan Hunt. They become much clearer in Mission Impossible Fallout.
Tom Cruise fulfills his role perfectly. He is older, of course, but still he releases a lot of energy to save the world.
The action sequences are simply brilliant. They become more exciting, when we recognize that Tom Cruise did every stunt personally. Thus, finally, Mission Impossible is an authentic and thrilling sequel, which gets 9 points from VALEUR.