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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.

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