By: B. Mitidieri
Title: Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Director: Christopher Mcquarrie
Release date: July 26th, 2018
Main cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris
Budget: US$ 178 million
Box office: US$ 503 million
Rotten tomatoes rating: 97%
You might be thinking: ''not another one?’' or ''I've seen enough of Cruise on motorbikes for a lifetime!’' or ‘’haven’t they run out of ideas already?’’ But, the thing is, this sequel is no ordinary sequel. I thought the same as you before my father dragged me to the Iguatemi cinema. I expected the same amount of rifles and adrenaline that were present in the last five 'Mission: Impossible' s’.This, in my honest opinion, did not make me extremely enthusiastic to watch. Yet, my lack of plans on a Thursday night led me a fantastic picture.
I kid you not: I left the cinema room planning on buying another ticket to watch it for the second time. Yes, it was that good.
You know when you finish watching a movie and the closing scene is so obvious, boring or vague, that you cannot believe that that is the ending? When you feel like it is about to finish, Mission Impossible takes such an overturn that it makes everything infinite times better and leaves you in absolute awe. The filming angles were impeccable, the story was excellent and the special effects had an unquestionable high quality. Be sure to watch it in 3-D because you would not be giving the movie justice, as the thrill will never be equally as impacting. The only criticism that I have is that the actors aren't the most talented, but their effort should be reverenced.
Did you know that Tom Cruise, the main actor, performs most of his stunts? In this movie, he had to dive from a plane at exceptional altitudes, jump through a window, learn how and pilot a helicopter. His application and energy to this project are genuine and simply amazing. Very few actors do what he does, which increases the quality of 'Fallout'.
During the nearly two and a half hours of filming, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team, Benji (Simon Pegg) and Luther (Ving Rhames), have to rescue some orbs of plutonium from 'The Apostles'. Some characters we already know such as Soloman Lane (Sean Harris), Hunley (Alec Baldwin) and Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson) will add on to this sequel as well. The director of the previous movie, Christopher McQuarrie, also had a comeback and did a marvelous job.
The experts also agree that "Fallout'' was very enjoyable, as IMDb gives it a score of 8.2/10 and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97%.
If you are still unsure if you should watch the most recent addition to the Mission Impossible franchise, be sure to check Lorne Balfe's soundtrack for the movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkBhWHTMFI0). You will experience nostalgia when listening to the melody once more, but will appreciate the modern and improved twist that was added to it; just like “Fallout”.