Ethan’s back and must save the world once again.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team must face the heat from the CIA when a mission goes wrong and they let some plutonium get away. Now they must work with the CIA and their operative, August Walker (Henry Cavill) in order to recover the plutonium before the Apostles and John Lark, an arms dealer. The bad guys have plans to set off simultaneous nuclear bombs in order to bring suffering to the world in order to bring about peace.
The sixth movie in the Mission Impossible franchise brings back previous characters (both bad and good) setting up for the big ending. The last 45 minutes of the movie will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath to see if Cruise can save the day. Twists about who are really the bad guys will have you wondering why you didn’t see that coming!
The question of whether it’s better to sacrifice one person to save millions comes up as Ethan must decide to save his men over grabbing the plutonium which sets the events in motion. As well, Ethan must face his biggest former enemy and past love. Both very emotional moments for a character who doesn’t let his feelings get in the way.
Cruise does many of his own stunts in the movie and actually broke his foot during one of the chase scenes. Surprisingly, movies where Cruise runs more, do better at the box office and this one has a great deal of running. While I’m not a Cruise fan, he brings just the right amount of bravado and swagger to the character of Ethan Hunt. Although there are many instances of “the right circumstances” happening in order to keep the action going. In addition, this was the movie where Henry Cavill grew the mustache which had to be CGI’d out for Justice League re-shoots. The late 70’s lip fur is a nice change of pace for Superman.
If you are looking for a fun escape from the summer heat, Mission Impossible will entertain. But it’s not necessary to watch on the big screen. Certainly you don’t have to keep up with the previous movies, although you will want to. Otherwise, you are sure to not understand all the key points.
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