IMF leader Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise – American Made, The Mummy), and his team of Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg – Ready Player One, Star Trek: Beyond), are once again on a mission to save the world. And once again the various government and spy agencies are working their own agenda, and once again there are villains set to create global chaos.
Throw into this mix a possible threat on Julia Meade-Hunt (Michelle Monaghan – Patriots Day, Pixels), an encounter with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson – Life, The Girl on the Train), agent August Wlker (Henry Cavill – Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) who is forced on the team by the CIAs Erica Sloan (Angela Bassett – Black Panther), much to the chagrin of the IMF’s Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin – The Boss Baby, Paris Can Wait), and you have the beginnings of an action ride that kicks off right at the opening scenes, and sustains this pace right until the end credits roll.
With each successive film in the series, we are treated to even more action, more explosions, but thankfully still a story, albeit a very complex and convoluted one.
There is palpable tension Fallout, but a few moments where the story is a little too predictable, be it a fight or a plot twist. But why quibble over big reveals, and story points. It’s Mission: Impossible. You’re there for a ride, and you’re there to have fun. And on those two points, there is an abundance.
The fights are thrilling, and the stunts huge. Enjoy the film as it’s meant to be seen, on IMAX 3D, rather than waste money on the all too many cinemas in South Africa who are failing miserably when it comes to providing a proper experience with the technology they have on hand.
A fun outing in the Mission: Impossible universe, with non-stop action, that doesn’t disappoint, especially on the very big screen.
Mission: Impossible: Fallout opens 27 July 2018, in South African cinemas.