IMF agent Ethan Hunt races against time to track
down stolen plutonium after a botched mission.
Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett,
Michelle Monaghan, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby
Sequel to 2015's Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Based on the 1966-1973 TV series
The Mission Impossible franchise seems to only get better with age, and this sixth entry is the most explosive and exciting chapter yet. Mission Impossible: Fallout challenges everything we've come to expect from this series by giving us genuine stakes, a villain every bit as resilient as Ethan Hunt, and some of the most incredible stunts ever put to film. Rounded out by an ensemble cast fans have come to adore, and you've got a winner in a franchise that I don't think anybody expected to have come this far back in 1996.
After Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) screws up a mission to retrieve stolen plutonium, he has little time to recover it before the remnants of the Syndicate get it for their own devious plans. With the help of a dubious CIA assassin named August Walker (Henry Cavill, in a role that proved he can play against type extremely well), Ethan and his team realize that the only way they can get the plutonium is to help Syndicate leader Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) escape from prison. What follows is a twisty-turny rollercoaster of an action flick that features a number of surprising moments and one hell of a climax. It's not often you get a helicopter chase scene through the Himalayas.
Mission Impossible: Fallout showed that this franchise is far from over. If anything, the really exciting stuff has only just begun. This film is on its way to being a huge hit for Paramount and Tom Cruise, which it totally deserves to be. Mission Impossible used to be a TV show. A lot of people forget that because Tom Cruise really has made it his own. I personally can't wait for the seventh entry.