Sunday, August 12, 2018

Movie review of Mission Impossible: Fallout

Mission Impossible: Fallout - 7.5/10
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie

I have been a fan of Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible since the first one directed by Brian De Palma. The only one that sucked ass was the second one directed by John Woo and yes it had doves in it as usual. So I was generally excited for the 6th installation of this amazing franchise. As usual, Tom Cruise (who is in his 50s) took it up another notch on the stunts involved and it is crazier than ever.

The plot wasn't good, script was so so and acting was a little shit. Ving Rhymes looked old and botoxed, Simon Pegg was his usual silly self, Rebecca Ferguson looked really weird at her first scene, not too sure if it was the make up or effects. Henry Cavill was horrible except for the very last scene of his and the other bad guy from the previous movie sound and look like a fucking mouse. Fuck him. There is only one true villain for the Mission Impossible movies and that will always be the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Now the stunts done are absolutely fucking insane.From the halo jump, to the motorcycle ride to the classic Tom Cruise running, they are all done with tons of practice and perfected to a tee. Mad respect to the camera crew for this as well.There are some really amazing shots.

Since the plot and a few other things were pretty much shit, why did I give such a high rating? Well, for the last 30 mins of the movie, it got fucking intense. A real edge of the seat thriller. I completely stopped munching food and got riveted to the action. It really was a fucking crazy intense 30 mins lah. At the end of the movie, you are bound to lean back and heave a sigh of relief. Relief that Tom Cruise is still alive after all that stunts and he is bound to do it again.

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