Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Movie Review

A spoiler-free review of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" by Luke Wilkerson:


    There's one thing I think of when I think about "Mission: Impossible - Fallout": the realism! The movie makes you feel that you're actually involved in the epic culmination of all the missions! For example: realistic action scenes, car chases, all-in-one-take halo jumps, and shots that are something out of a 4D experience! All that combined really made me love this movie.

    The story is an aspect to point out as well. The plot wasted no time and kicked off right away! The movie opened too a very complicated first fifteen minutes, which was something I wasn't expecting but ended up loving. The story was certainly long and drawn-out; a complaint I heard that made my colleague dislike the movie. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the length and time that was spent into putting the movie together. There were lots of twist, surprises, and very clever teases.

    The acting in this film is also another high note for the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. The other movies in the series certainly set the bar high. The standout actor here is Henry Cavil. Without spoiling anything, I'll say this: Cavil plays the best acting role he has ever played... and he plays a type of character I think he should continue to play. His character is also the pivot-point for a lot of plot-twists. Henry Cavil brings something fresh that I haven’t seen in these types of movies. It will be fun to see, possibly, where these types of action movies can go from here in terms of their characters and the actors who play them.

    "Fallout" is the darkest "Mission: Impossible" in the franchise thus far. Although, it still keeps the fun spy aspects. Because it's so dark; they're able to have a really fun cast, crazy twists, and amazing visuals. In my last post, I said ____ couldn’t be topped while still keeping the "Mission: Impossible" feel. However, I was wrong - they pulled it off totally. That being said, I hope that "Fallout" ends u being the final installment of the franchise. While I love this movie, and this franchise overall, I also just don’t know if it can get any better.

    Overall if you are a fan of the "Mission: Impossible" movies, you should see this as soon as you can. But if you're not a fan... you should see it anyway! Definitely see it on the biggest screen you can, as some of the shots in this movie really deserve it. Honestly, it should be seen on an IMAX screen if possible.

Luke Wilkerson