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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Review by Honey B

Director:  Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Baldwin Plot: The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm. Verdict: Director Christopher McQuarrie has upped the stakes, yet again, in the sixth installment of the action- packed Mission: Impossible franchise. Tom Cruise as the unstoppable IMF agent Ethan Hunt hurls himself out of planes, dangles from helicopters and scales cliffs to save humanity. There are heart-stopping chase scenes on land and in the air, spectacular fight sequences and an intriguing storyline which further fleshes out some of our favourite characters. McQuarrie, who wrote and directed the previous Misson: Impossible film, Rogue Nation, has continued with Fallout to create a highly intriguing follow-up which not only delivers on the action but also adds plenty of humour and plot twists. The action kicks off with Hunt and his team trying to beat a mysterious arms dealer, John Lark, to three deadly orbs of plutonium. Terrorist group, the Apostles, wants the plutonium to attack several cities and the race is on for all interested parties to get their hands on the silver orbs of destruction. Enter CIA chief Erica Sloan (Angela Bassett) who puts her own eyes and ears on Hunt in the form of chiseled Agent Walker (Henry Cavill) – he is the hammer to Hunt’s scalpel. Hunt and his team including Luther (Ving Rhames) and Benji (Simon Pegg) must work with Walker to attain the plutonium. The camaraderie between Cruise and his team is superb with Rhames a gentle giant and Pegg is very funny and gets the best lines. Cavill as the CIA assassin plays it cool. This film also features some strong women in Vanessa Kirby as the seductive, powerful criminal broker the White Widow, while Michelle Monaghan is back as Hunt’s smart and caring ex-wife, Julia, and Rebecca Ferguson reprises her kick-arse role as MI6’s Ilsa Faust. Sean Harris is back as the heartless villain Solomon Lane and Alex Baldwin puts in a great performance as Hunt’s boss. Cruise is compelling as the everyman Ethan Hunt who doesn’t just care about the millions but aims to save the individuals. The action in this film is heart-stopping and Cruise pushes himself to greater heights in this film. The scenery and production design is also spectacular. It’s an ingenious movie with jaw-dropping action, vulnerability and a superb ensemble cast. Take the mission – if you dare! (Films are rated out of five stars)
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