I grew up watching reruns of the original series, and the remake series that came out briefly in the late 80s. The films have also been a guilty pleasure of mine. In some cases I thought they fell a little flat, but for the most part this film series has been a lot of fun. So how do I think the sixth installment turned out?
Fallout was definitely a strong entry in the series. I don’t think it was the best of the batch, but it ranks high on the list. Tom Cruise again does an amazing job as Ethan Hunt. The returning cast members also excel in their roles, and I’m glad to finally see Ving Rhames’ character Luther get some more screen time. Lacking however was Jeremy Renner’s role. Like other MI movies, he was the character that somehow wasn’t present (probably saving the world as an Avenger or something). The additions made up for it though. Angela Basset and Henry Cavill were great additions, and for the first time we have the return of a previous film’s villain.
I don’t want to give away too much about that, so I’ll move on. Stunt wise the movie was on par with being a little over the top unbelievable, but that is what makes these films so fun to watch. They also wrapped up a previous story line that dates back to a few movies ago with Ethan’s love life. I’m glad to see closure there. There were a couple surprises especially with the fate of a certain character.
Overall, I enjoyed it and it will fit nicely on my dvd shelf next to the other 5 films. Audiences must have loved it too because they are filming the 7th and 8th movie back to back from what I hear. I don’t know how many more Cruise has in him, but with the way they bring in new characters I could see this lasting a long time, and it’s a franchise I hope sticks around the way that 007 does.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 sCrypt ratings. What did you think of Mission Impossible: Fallout? Comment below with your thoughts.