By Mary Cox
If you love car chases, motorcycle chases, helicopter chases, blowing up all sorts of things, and races on foot. You are going to love this sixth sequel to the Mission:Impossible series: “Mission:Impossible-Fallout.”
Academy Award Nominee Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, leader of the Mission Impossible team. At 56, Cruise is amazing. He performs most of his own stunts. He broke his ankle while filming a stunt that postponed filming nine weeks until it could heal. I was exhausted just watching him run and leap tall buildings in a single bound. I thought I was watching Superman.
The IMF team is trying to save the world from a madman, Soloman Lane, (Sean Harris) who has made two atomic bombs. First, the team must find them and then disarm them, so the clock is ticking, ticking, ticking.
If that’s not enough for one agent, he has to battle his own agency that thinks Hunt has gone rogue, his bosses boss, ( Academy Award Nominee Angela Bassett), has assigned to him another CIA agent to his IMF team, (Henry Cavill); his current love, (Rebecca Ferguson), who works for MI6 and his ex-wife, (Michelle Monaghan), both appear on the scene. Maybe he is Superman, no, Henry Cavill is Superman but not in this flick.
Just how much can one man handle? If you are Ethan Hunt, that’s just a day at the office. He gets support from his IMF team; Ving Rhaymes as Luther and Simon Pegg as Benji. Both provide provide comic relief.
The special effects and visual effects are all you would expect of a summer blockbuster. They are fantastic. Filmed all over the world, the cinematography is beautiful. I got nervous when they started fighting on the edge of a cliff!
This is a fun movie that will keep you on the edge of your seats for the whole 2 hours and 45 minutes. Unusually long, “Mission:impossible-Fallout” never lags.
“Mission:Impossible-Fallout” is what an action thriller should be. It is jam packed with chills and thrills. If you like action films this is a movie not to be missed! The film was not only directed by Academy Award Winner Christopher McQuarrie, he wrote the screenplay based on the television show by Bruce Geller.
“Mission:Impossible-Fallout” is showing at AMC Eastgate Showplace 6, AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12, Granite City Cinema and Jerseyviie Stadium.