I love this movie. There I said it. As a lover of film and someone who watches more film than the average person, you’d think it would be harder to find a great film but its actually quite the opposite. When a great film comes along it stands out, tickles your fancy and reminds you how amazing film-making and storytelling can be.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout ticks all the boxes making it the must-see action film of 2018 or possibly even the decade. Films like Mission: Impossible – Fallout remind me why I love film and how so much goes into it and not just the faces that read the dialogue on the screen, although this cast is indeed brilliant.
The sixth film in the Mission: Impossible franchise reminds audiences why the franchise is still going strong after all these years (the first film premiered in 1996). I shamefully admit that, *gasp*, I’ve only recently binge watched the film series for the very first time. Although this took away the anticipation of seeing the new films years a part from one another, it heightened the intensity, kept me coming back for more and gave me insight into the best and worst Mission: Impossible films in the franchise.
It’s been three years since we last saw Ethan and he’s still getting himself into all sorts of trouble, bringing along his IMF team members we’ve also come to love over the span of the films. Speaking of characters, I’m grateful the franchise continues to bring back characters from the previous films as they’re all likable and easy to form emotional connections with.
I could honestly sit there and shout my praise to the rooftops of Tom Cruise’s commitment to his craft. Acting isn’t just about reading lines and Tom Cruise is proof of that, especially as a veteran of the acting world. Plus his stunt performances are epic, making the scenes all the more intense and realistic because he’s taken the time to train and refine his craft.
If there was one thing I had to fault, it would be that the development of the film’s main ‘baddie’ became easy to predict, taking away the shock factor. Despite this, Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘s positives, much outweigh the negatives and highly recommend the film be added to your watch list.