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Movie Review – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Described by many international reviewers as fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the best one yet in the whole series by the sounds of things. Popular…or not so popular (depending on your view on him) figure Tom Cruise returns as our favorite hero Ethan Hunt in the latest installment of the successful Mission Impossible movie franchise. Many might be wondering why there is another installment in the franchise, honestly you wouldn’t be the only one as I found myself asking the same question initially. But judging from what I saw and heard about it pre the screening, it sounded like the decision to have another one was a masterstroke. So, was it?

Cast – Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan & Alec Baldwin

Director – Christopher McQuarrie

Genre – Action/Adventure

Running Time – 2h 27m

The Premise

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.

The plot might not give too much away (which is a good thing) but upon casting an eye on the trailer as well as the absolute powerhouse cast it has, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking there is something to this one and you wouldn’t be mistaken. I have watched quite a few action movies in my lifetime, from fantastic ones to just plain cheesy and mediocre ones, Mission: Impossible – Fallout firmly forms part of the former…this movie more than delivers on its promise.

All the current reviews aren’t kidding when they describe it as fast, sleek, and fun…that’s exactly what it is. In fact I can even go as further as to say it’s a classy roller coaster ride that will keep you on edge with some of the death defying sequences it includes. Everything about this movie just works, from the fight scenes to the little humor it has. Nothing feels forced and it flows perfectly across the different scenes shot from some of the most scenic and beautiful places around the world.

I also mentioned the supporting cast earlier with Henry Cavill (better known as Superman nowadays) forming a large part of this…an interesting and great choice it is. As for the lead, for all his movies, I will forever remember and associate Tom Cruise with the Mission Impossible franchise with this latest offering being his best ever movie I reckon. And for all his critics, I reckon this movie is enough to shut some, if not most them up. Can’t say it enough but Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a great movie.

A roller coaster ride that will keep you on edge throughout, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a spectacular blockbuster movie perfectly made for any movie lover regardless of whether or not you enjoy action movies. Definitely in my top 10 movies for the year, it gets a blockbuster 8.5 out of 10 rating from me. Officially opens in Ster Kinekor cinemas nationwide today, GO SEE IT.

Special thanks to M-Net Movies (in partnership with Ster Kinekor) for the screening!

Thabiso Moloi
With many, many years of PR, digital & Influencer Marketing work under his belt, Thabiso has worked on a great number of technology brands and gadgetry (which we feature here thoroughly) and has over the years grown a keen liking for. He's been obsessed with technology (and most things under the sun) for as long as he can remember. For now, he covers smartphone reviews (spanning everything from entry to premium devices) as well as entertainment related stuff. You can find him on Twitter: @Thabz_14