Mission: Impossible – Fallout just hit the theatres and it is all ready for having the biggest opening of the entire series. Fallout has got the greatest review of the entire series till date and it did seem a pretty special entry in the franchise surely being one of the best if not the best Mission: Impossible movie! It did not even miss the absence of Jeremy Renner. With the money that the movie is going to make, it is a no-brainer that Paramount will look to put out yet another movie in the franchise, but even if they don’t, this movie could work perfectly as a conclusion!
The stakes in this movie were higher than ever and Ethan Hunt was pushed to the extreme to save the day this time. But one thing which we have to admit about this movie is that it was just amazing right from the start to the beginning. The way writers and Director Christopher McQuarrie molded the plot of the film was just a treat to watch and it truly deserves the 98% Rotten Tomatoes score and the 9.2 IMDb rating that it has got.
This was the first time in the franchise where we got to see a direct sequel to a film in the franchise and for the last 3 movies in the series we have witnessed nothing but improvement and thrill throughout the plot of every movie that has come out since Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise is the most Hard Working actor currently working in Hollywood and he is actually one of the few ones left who still like to do action movies in the classical and more real way without using a whole lot of CGI and special effects.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol changed things for the good. It added Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner to give Tom Cruise the support that he did need. Their character arcs also evolved as Benji and Agent Brandt through the last 3 movies. Pegg turned himself into a permanent cast member as Benji while Renner could not return as Agent Brandt for the sixth one as he was busy filming Avengers 4.
That made way for Henry Cavill to come in. Cavill’s character, Agent Walker was a great addition to the mix and we almost did not miss Brandt. Things worked out pretty well without him as Mr. Secretary aka Alan Hunley of the IMF played the perfect role of overseeing things and getting involved when the situation really needed to (just what Brandt did in the last movie).
Be cautious. There are Spoilers from Mission: Impossible – Fallout that follows ahead!
While we knew from the trailers that Henry Cavill’s Agent Walker will go up against Ethan at a point during the film, the trailers were setting that up more from the beginning, and then we thought that Walker will unite with Hunt towards the latter half of the film. But to the contrary, it was totally opposite and Walker turned out to be a double agent and one of the main antagonists in the movie.
During the confrontation, of Walker being the double agent, things go south as Erica Sloan, the Director of the CIA already dispatched a team to bring in her double agent, as well as the IMF squad, as she simply can’t trust anyone any longer. The only problem here was that the CIA was infiltrated and the agents that Sloan sent were actually members of the Apostles.
So, with the fight which has now begun, the Agents of the IMF try to bring down Walker aka John Lark, and Alan Hunley gets to have a one on one with him which leads to Lark actually stabbing him. This results in the shocking and “supposed” death of Hunley, leaving his position open for future movies.
Agent Brandt was missing in this movie, and we could believe that he may be overseeing some other mission elsewhere. Since he and Hunley were working closely previously, and he has the experience of being a field agent and the desk, he could actually be promoted to Hunley’s position as the Field Director and possibly the secretary of IMF in the future movies.
As much as we loved Henry Cavill’s character and the brute force he added to this movie, the death of John Lark makes the franchise open to another supporting actor being added in the mix if we get another movie. Since we know, trust and love Jeremy Renner’s William Brandt, he could obviously return in Mission: Impossible 7, and possibly even have a more hands-on role like he did in Ghost Protocol.
Let’s just hope that things go right, Tom Cruise agrees to another chapter of this amazing franchise and Mission: Impossible 7 getting green lit by Paramount. The movie stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Sian Brooke, Wes Bentley and Frederick Schmidt.
Here’s the official Synopsis:
“Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.”