879. Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Title: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Year: 2018
Run time: 2hrs 27m

“On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his team over completing the mission, allowing nuclear weapons to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly-skilled operatives intent on destroying civilisation. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson) are forced to become reluctant partners with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Henry Cavill) as they race against time to stop the nuclear fallout. There’s never been a threat more destructive, stunts so jaw-dropping or a mission so impossible!”

Live blog

3:37 – Loving this briefing.
4:05 – The Apostles stole plutonium? Time machine incoming!! Check for stolen Deloreans too.
6:07 – Pegg is the best thing about these movies, I gotta say.
9:39 – Should you be throwing the plutonium around like that?
10:48 – Wow, it took him ten minutes to spectacularly fail in his mission.
15:54 – You can’t TRUST ANYTHING in these films. ARGH.
24:49 – Sure, I’ll just free-fall out this plane and act like I got struck by lightning, it’s all good.
34:33 – “Hope is not a strategy.” “You must be new.”
47:11 – Eiffel Tower!
51:59 – “We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.”
58:07 – Who the fudge insures Tom Cruise for these movies, really?
1:00:39 – That whole sequence was amazing.
1:05:50 – How pissed off do we think Cruise is that he’s not the one on the motorbike in this chase?
1:20:34 – Rogue behaviour. And then some!
1:25:24 – “Why do you have to make this so fucking complicated?” TELL ME ABOUT IT.
1:29:50 – Ugh, this film has major lens flare issues again.
1:33:53 – He is on the roof, people, this is not a drill.
1:35:16 – “No, it’s left, sorry, I had the screen lock on.” That is SO ME!
1:35:49 – He has trouble thinking 4th dimensionally.
1:52:30 – “I find it best not to look.” Yep.
1:57:35 – Yes, the women being awesome.
2:04:46 – Benji rage. That’s cos he’s so adorable.
2:10:54 – To be honest, it’s a wonder he doesn’t break his feet more often.

Conclusions

Well, this was an adventure. I was scared by how long this movie was when we first started watching but actually it didn’t feel that long as it unfolded. There were certainly plenty of twists along the way, and we audibly gasped a few times. Mr C was very good at not trusting anything he saw, where as I did get sucked in to a few of the face-swapping traps.

I have to admit that I don’t know I’ve ever enjoyed a film quite so much whilst also genuinely not having a clue what was going on. Something about some guy, and the woman from the Crown, and some plutonium balls in a bomb and the woman from Source Code, and… well, who knows.

But it was still a lot of fun. And the action sequences were properly incredible. There’s an extra element of awesome to them because you know Tom Cruise did it all himself. All of it. Throwing himself out of planes, across buildings, underneath helicopters, hanging off rocks. Driving the wrong way round the Arc de Triomphe! My god!

So, yea. Loved it, without actually being able to tell you very much about what happened in it.

Rating: 5/5