Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) are back, 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 cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker (Cavill) to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. 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. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate hurry to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
- Bay Of Plenty
- Hawke's Bay
- Nelson-Tasman Bay
- Taupo-Central Plateau
- West Coast
- International Trailer
- Bathroom Fight Clip
- IMAX Featurette
- Team Featurette
- Featurette: Halo Jump
- Featurette: Real Stunts
- Christopher McQuarrie (based on the television series of the same name created by Bruce Geller)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, Blockbuster
Rating: M Violence
That bit in Mission: Impossible - Fallout where Henry Cavill reloads his arms in the middle of a frenzied punch-up? That’s also Christopher McQuarrie, on the first day of production, preparing to lay waste to whatever memory you have of Hollywood action filmmaking in the last couple of years.
Fallout is a resounding anomaly: the dizzying high of a 20-year-old blockbuster franchise coming into its own at film #6 — and it’s a glorious thing. McQuarrie is the only director in the franchise who’s returned for a second go, and at this point, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Rogue Nation, then a series’ best, now looks like a warm-up to this wild 2.5 hour whirling dervish of stunt-craft delirium that frequently dangles Tom Cruise over the precipice of death with seemingly reckless glee.
If the terrorist/nuclear bomb plot is somewhat recycled, Fallout contains a fair share of subtle surprises to neutralise its more familiar trappings. Like, who would have thought Ving Rhames, generally relegated to computer-whiz sidekick, would deliver the most sincere and emotional moment the series has ever had? There’s a compelling, sharply defined arc for Rebecca Ferguson, whose slippery operative Ilsa Faust continues to be a fierce match for Cruise. Cavill’s pain-in-the-ass CIA babysitter is a terrific addition, and Simon Pegg gets to do shit!
Cruise, the dauntless pro that he is, looks hilariously at home with each death-defying spectacle, of which the finale, a breakneck helicopter chase optimised for vertiginous IMAX perfection, is surely one for the ages. And with Fallout, the rubber mask has finally come off Ethan Hunt: he no longer feels like an action-hero cypher with a charismatic smile, but a genuine beacon of goodness whom we can always count on.
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It's half an hour too long but, hell, it delivers the expected goods with unexpected confidence and impact. The over-abundance of (mostly-familiar) plot still rarely slows things down, and the action sequences are so good you might have forgiven it being even longer yet. Convoluted hokum that any sensible grownup will laugh at, of course (with political subtext best ignored completely), but even a sensible grownup will have to admit it's also lots of thrilling fun.
Its acton-packed, thrilling and explosive; entertaining from start to finish with its fast-pace and suspenseful plot.
TOP THAT! ANYONE.
How to make the perfect action film.
Really enjoyed this movie. While I had seen the other Mission Impossibles, I was expecting it to be entertaining but I didn't expect it to be so much more. The action scenes were amazing, and either love him or hate him, there is no denying that Tom Cruise is amazing in this and all the action scenes he does himself, like the helicopter scene. Would highly recommend this anyone who wants to be entertained.
Finally , a Mission that beats a Bond Movie
Finally a quality Mission so good that the Bond Movies start to place 2nd. I don't think I have ever given a movie 5 stars so easily. Take all the great past Mission scenes, add a gripping story and just go and see it, the bigger the screen, the more bang for your buck. The minus to this movie is it will likely show us how boring our lives are compared to Tom's daily work schedule.
Amazing and stunning effects and Tom Cruise is the Man !
Mission Really Hard, but not impossible
So Tom Cruise smashes out his 6th rendition of this nail biting series. It's a good watch and for the action that unfolds (aside from the predictable) its great. Worth the money to watch not he big screen with a mate or GF, while eating buttered popcorn. Great locations and knowing Tom Cruise fights Superman!! Awesome.
A relentlessly thrilling addition to the MI series
Few series can make it to the sixth movie and find itself being better than all the rest, and yet here we are, Mission Impossible: Fallout is (for the moment) the peak of the series.
These movies are only memorable for their action set-pieces, which Tom Cruise so famously & willingly clearly pushes to the limit. This movie spares no expense and pulls no punches, every action sequence in this movie is about as perfect as one could hope from Mission Impossible.
Christopher McQuarrie hasn't directed a lot of films, but ever since The Way of the Gun, he's clearly shown a talent for action, and offers a talent few outside of Asia seem to possess. Both TWotG & Jack Reacher had tight & realistic action, which reminded me of classics like Heat & Bullitt. Honestly, however, I found myself let down by Rogue Nation. It's only been three years, and the only thing I can even remember about the movie is the airplane sequence the movie is famous for, and even that didn't impress me a whole lot. Ghost Protocal had set a series high, and so naturally Rogue Nation disappointing (me) brought my enthusiasm for the series down, and tempered my expectations of what McQuarrie would provide the movie with this time around. This felt like the McQuarrie I had loved in the past, with some of the best action brought to film to date. Every fight scene, and car chase felt incredibly real, and that provided an incredible intensity that had be scrunching my face up at every near miss. The sound design was notably perfect here too, something I've come to expect from McQuarrie. Every gunshot felt like a gut punch, and had me reminded of his past movies, or other ones like The Raid.
Two things worth noting about this movie, which I honestly can't say I have noticed about previous entries, was just how noteworthy the editing, music and especially the sound were here. The edit had no wasted moments. It never once reached a lull where you're just waiting for the next action sequence to kick in. The adrenaline felt after each action set piece, kept pumping through your body, while the film dealt with it's characters, and plot, and always kept the momentum going, while also establishing real stakes, and actual emotion (something the series has always lacked I've felt). The classic theme always gives goosebumps, but it was the drums that played in moments of action that really had my blood pumping, and encourages me to go to Spotify & listen to it leisurely.
This movie is a relentless joyride, that will surely not disappoint any action fan. It finds excitement in little moments, and gives every action sequence big & small stakes. It gives minor characters standout moments, like the bathroom fight, and the female cop, that really gave the movie some distinctive flavour. Obviously, as a Kiwi, seeing the beautiful scenery of our country in the final moments of the movie only added to it's already mounting charm. As usual, the series pulls out some great classic MI moments that everyone has come to expect, but it still managed to pull out plenty of surprises. A worthwhile ride, that will be one of the years best blockbusters, but has quickly earned its place in the list of greatest action movies of all time. A must watch for any fan of the series, or action in general.
Nail biter action
Thought the stunts were brilliant (was looking through me fingers at times!) but the story line is only so so.
Fastest 2hr & 28 mins
You won't notice how fast the time pass when you are watching this movie!!! The best movie for 2018 so far!!!