I finally got a chance to see the new Mission Impossible movie over the weekend and I cannot wait to get to see it for a second time! The Mission Impossible movies have always been some of my favorites because of the intense level of practical stunt action. People say “I don’t like Tom Cruise because he plays the same character in everything.” Well first of all… those people are wrong. Have you not seen Risky Business, Rain Man, Jerry Maguire, Eyes Wide Shut, Vanilla Sky, Tropic Thunder, Rock of Ages or American Made? Different characters in every one of those movies.
That’s not why I love Tom Cruise though. He gets paid the big bucks because he goes the extra mile. He does every single one of his own stunts and his movies require more intense stunt work than any other movies out there. When you see Tom Cruise jump off a building, that’s really him. He has climbed a rope dangling down from a flying helicopter, held onto the side of an air plane and held his breath for over 6 minutes just for your entertainment. He’s a legend.
The reason why I bring this all up is because of something that happened in the shooting of the Mission Impossible: Fallout movie. Tom Cruise broke his leg jumping off a building. Because of this, the production company had to shut down shooting costing them $70 million. Could this movie be the last that we see of Tom Cruise performing life threatening stunt action? It very well might be.
Now on to the review. Mission Impossible 6: Fallout is easily the most intense, action packed movie of the series. The choreography of the bathroom fight scene was incredibly beautiful. I could have watched that scene take place for another two hours. The motorcycle chase seen was incredible and the helicopter scene had me on the edge of my seat.
Mission Impossible 6 is called Fallout because this is to be the “Fallout” of all of Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) good intentions. We see Ethan fail over and over again in this movie to humanize his character even more than the last few movies. Characters and references from previous movies have all been brought back and were excellently added to the plot to make an incredibly enjoyable movie.
If you’re a fan of Mission Impossible, I highly recommend this movie.