Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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We’re starting to question if these missions are actually impossible, seeing as Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has survived five previously and is now moving on to this, his sixth. Regardless, it’s always a good to see the Mission Impossible franchise return, and Fallout seems like it will continue the trend of action-packed thrills we’ve come to enjoy.

This time around, Hunt’s team finds itself racing against the clock after a mission goes wrong. We know, it sounds like every other entry in the franchise so far, but each one always puts a nice twist on the tried and tested story to keep us on our toes. Films four and five have slowly built up the fantastic team of spies around Hunt, which seems to be the tentative link that connects all three of the latest movies.

But one of the great advantages the Mission Impossible series has over other blockbuster franchises (we’re looking at you, Marvel), is that you can watch any one of the movies without having to remember what happened in the last.

As always, you can expect to see a lot of death-defying stunts, people flying through windows, for example, and, of course, Cruise dangling in the air at a very, very unsafe height. One stunning scene was shot in Abu Dhabi at 320kph and 6,000m high.

The usual culprits are back alongside Cruise, including Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Sean Harris. This time they’re up against a moustachioed Henry Cavill (you might know him better as Superman).

Apparently Cruise broke his foot during filming but continued on with the scene. Tom we take our hats off to you, that’s commitment.

The bottom line
The franchise continues to deliver the goods.

By Darragh Murphy
Time Out Doha,

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

  • Released: Thu, 26 Jul
  • Language: English
  • Director: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames

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