By Landon Hilst | Echo
"Mission Impossible" is one of the biggest franchises to blast its way into theaters throughout its 22-year run.
As the franchise releases the sixth film in the series, this is where franchises begin to show signs of fatigue. Far from the case with Tom Cruise's signature action flagship, which is still maintaining the hot streak since "Ghost Protocol."
"Fallout" picks up where the fifth film, "Rogue Nation," left off. Cruise once again portrays Impossible Mission Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt, cleaning up the mess left in the wake of a mysterious criminal organization known as The Syndicate. At 56, age isn't a factor for Cruise as he dangles from helicopters and darts through the streets on motorcycles. Production was delayed, however, when Cruise injured himself while jumping over a building.
But a mere broken ankle isn't enough to keep one of the hardest working men in Hollywood down and with the help of his team portrayed by Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin, the bad guys don't stand a chance. Rounding out the stellar cast, Rebecca Ferguson returns as the crafty British intelligence agent Ilsa Faust, continuing a tentative alliance with the IMF. Also, a newcomer to the Mission Impossible films Henry Cavill, who fans know to be the current big screen Superman, works as Agent Hunt's rival CIA operative August Walker. Both performers add their own unique flavor to the film which is vital to preventing a sense of monotony for the audience.
Paramount Pictures' "Mission Impossible: Fallout" was released in theaters on July 27, 2018 and is a must see before the summer movie season comes to a close. With an action-packed yet compelling plotline surrounding our secret agents, their criminal conspirators and a whole mess of explosives, director Christopher McQuarrie's second Mission Impossible film deserves a rank of four and a half stars. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: catch this film before it leaves cinemas.