Review by Brandon:
Tom Cruise does it again! The 6th installment of the Mission Impossible franchise did not disappoint. No matter your opinion on who Tom Cruise the person is, you cannot deny after watching Mission Impossible: Fallout that Tom Cruise is at the top of his game. Nearly every action scene (which the movie is basically 90% action) leaves you in suspense. There is one chase scene after another, with a serious amount of “Who done it” twists and turns that constantly leaves you guessing who the ‘bad guy” really is. Which, I will admit, I had the whole movie figured out in the first 30 minutes of the 2.5 hour run time, but I still sat back and enjoyed every minute of it. Here’s the rundown:
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker (Henry Cavill) to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark (The mystery man) 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.
The fact that Tom Cruise is doing all of his own stunts is very impressive considering he is an elderly man at 56 years of age. I don’t know any person his age that would be able to drive cars and motorcycles at high-speeds without plowing into a crowd, or jumping out of a plane without having a heart attack, and even climbing a rope dangling from a helicopter that is hundreds of feet off of the ground. It’s just damn impressive. You will even be able to spot the moment that Tom Cruise broke his leg jumping from one building to another, and manages to limp away to finish off the scene. Mission Impossible: Fallout is an excellent movie, and you won’t be disappointed. Thumbs up!