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|Original title:||Mission: Impossible – Fallout|
|Production country:||USA 2018|
|Running time:||Ca. 147 Min|
|Rated:||From 12 years|
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes on another impossible mission. After he and his team screw up the handover of weapons-grade plutonium offered on the black market, which they are supposed to secure, they now have little time to prevent the plutonium from falling into the wrong hands. Together with the CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill) Ethan, Benji (Simon Pegg) and Luther (Ving Rhames) set out to get back the dangerous true, which is now in the possession of the mysterious White Widow (Vanessa Kirby). In order not to let Ethan's camouflage blow up, he is faced with a very special challenge: He is supposed to help his arch-enemy Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) to escape…
"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is action cinema at its best. Of course, the plot only plays the supporting role. But let's be honest: is it really supposed to be different? Who wants to see a completely brain-bound "Mission: Impossible" movie with less action? Now, of course, it can be argued that there are action movies like Sand at the Sea and that therefore a sixth part of the franchise is completely unnecessary. However, this argument can be quickly refuted. Because nowadays a film like "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is a real rarity. This is because relatively few CGI effects have been used here. Because Tom Cruise doesn't let himself get away with doing all his stunts himself, even when he's in his mid 50s. There he simply learns to fly a helicopter for a year and a half so that he doesn't have to shoot a spectacular air chase in front of a green screen. And there is also bravely limping on when he breaks his ankle during a daring jump.
That the action feels "real" makes the movie so well done. A brawl on a toilet alone is so brilliantly choreographed and executed, that the viewer likes to ignore it when the laws of logic are temporarily overridden. But the movie isn't carried by the action alone. The story itself may be quite thin, but it is also quite exciting and stirringly implemented.
And then there are of course the characters, who are so mature in the meantime, that you'll be happy to see them again. This applies not only to Ethan, Benji and Luther, but also to Isla Faust in this film. Rebecca Ferguson returns after her successful debut in part 5 and proves that she is a perfect addition to the team - even though she seems to be working for the opposite side this time.
Many scenes may be a bit thick and especially the grand finale may be a little too much of a good thing - especially as every spectator should really know how the whole thing turns out. Yet, this doesn't change anything at all about the extremely high entertainment value of the movie. With breathtaking action, lots of suspense and a good portion of humour, "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is the best popcorn cinema that really doesn't let you get bored for a second. And even if the end is a round ending, a reunion with Ethan Hunt and his team can't come fast enough after this successful mission. Absolutely worth seeing!
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