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Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review

3 Aug

The plot is predictable, the characters are basic, and the moral dilemmas tackled are pretty standard fare. I hesitate to call this some type of monumental achievement, but it is one of those rare breeds that manages to find a lot of its emotional resonance through the artistry of its craft. It commits to its action with skill, enthusiasm, and just the right amount of ludicrous, embracing all of the most basic elements of its genre and ramping them up to the extreme. Each set piece is so viscerally thrilling and exhilarating that every punch and gun shot feels in tune with the drama of the story. It makes you want these characters to succeed and get out of it alive and save the world, even though you know they will.

Watch out for that climactic set piece that is going to blow you away. Absolutely top notch filmmaking and one of the best action sequences I’ve seen on screen. Also nice to see (a great) Cavill unencumbered by the ugly behemoth that is the DC Universe’s ongoing Superman failure.

GRADE: B+

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2 Responses to “Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review”

  1. Keith August 3, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    I honestly didn’t have an issue with predictability and I love the characters (probably a lot due to the past movies). I’m so with you on the filmmaking. This thing blew me away.

  2. Ricardo August 3, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    one for the history books

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