‘Mission: Impossible,’ which is undoubtedly one of the best and strongest cinematographic sagas in history has evolved very positively through sequels adapting the television series of the 60s and 70s premiered its first movie in 1996 starring Tom Cruise. We know it will be a movie where the action is the most important thing.
Twenty-two years later comes this Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the sixth installment in the franchise of spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). I would like to tell you that it is an entertaining and spectacular story of action and adventure, that you do not really need to have seen the previous films or not (or if you did, but you do not remember them anymore). I would also like to tell you that this Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the perfect summer movie. But it’s not like that. At least not at all.
Mission Impossible 6 is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who curiously has also been responsible for other films recently starring Cruise as Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher and Valkyrie, and also wrote and directed the previous Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
At the plot level, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was a more polished, more serious and credible film, while Fallout is more driven by the sense of spectacle and humor. The good news is that it also works wonderfully, though in a different record. The plot of espionage is quite tricky, with many turns in the script, the audience needs to give all possible attention from not getting lost.
Yes, there is a continuity regarding other issues that do a lot of good for the new Mission: Impossible. One of them is the villain Solomon Lane, played wonderfully by Sean Harris and the voluble Ilsa Faust to which the charismatic Rebecca Ferguson gives life. This sixth installment, as happened in the previous one, is very choral and all the characters have their moment of glory either emotionally or functionally: Benji, Luther, Alan, Julia … But there are also excellent additions such as Henry Cavill as August Walker who bring new layers to the narrative.
This movie is an exercise of constant daring, reaching incredible levels of quality in the saga: it has sequences that will pass to the History of Cinema due to its complexity and its visual finishing. We will highlight several that could be seen in part in the trailers: the fight in the bathrooms, the chase through the streets of Paris, the HALO jump, the pursuit through the rooftops and, of course, the confrontation of the helicopters. There is not a single frame that cheats the viewer because the film gives everything the viewer expects and more.
Time flies by watching Mission: Impossible – Fallout and this is due in large part to a montage that does not give up once the movie is sung and a huge amount of scenes of action perfectly rehearsed and filmed with care, giving as much importance to photography as to the excellent soundtrack. The musical leitmotif, in fact, acquires new echoes in a certainly more dramatic tone for this latest Tom Cruise movie.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is, in short, a first-class entertainment that will leave fans of the saga more than satisfied: the Cruise-McQuarrie tandem is still a reason to uncork the champagne and leaves us wanting more.
Every money invested in this saga of the franchise shines with its own light, leaving evidence that there is still ground to innovate and leave the audience speechless. Fun, well executed by Tom Cruise, emotional, pulsating and with moments of total ghost that are always exciting or discarding … When leaving the cinema, we can only say … we want more!