Fallout spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Mission: Impossible – Fallout.)

“The end you’ve always feared is coming,” the villainous Solomon Lane tells Ethan Hunt halfway through Mission: Impossible – Fallout. “The fallout of all your good intentions.” If the Mission: Impossible franchise has one specific problem, it’s this: it took a very long time to tell us who Ethan Hunt was. From the beginning, Hunt, as played by Tom Cruise, was a bit of a cipher.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation changed that. The previous entry in the Mission franchise took a step back and finally asked, “Who is Ethan Hunt?” The answer: he’s kind of a crazy jerk. Someone who will risk everyone’s life just to come out ahead. This was a fascinating development in Ethan’s character trajectory, but perhaps director Christopher McQuarrie – who is the first Mission franchise filmmaker to return for a second time – realized it was a bit too much. That the series couldn’t realistically continue if Ethan Hunt remained a borderline sociopath.

Which brings us to Fallout, the most breathless, exciting, action-packed installment in the series yet. I don’t know if I’m quite ready to call it the best entry in the series – Rogue Nation still holds that distinction, as of now – but I am ready to declare Fallout to be the most thrilling Mission. A film so relentlessly entertaining that it might actually exhaust you. Believe the hype: this really is the best action movie since Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Mission: Impossible Franchise

Talk about impossible: somehow, Mission: Impossible has blossomed into the best modern-day action franchise. Since 1996, Tom Cruise has been inviting audiences along as he defies the odds, risks his life, runs like hell, and delivers increasingly entertaining adventures. Unlike most franchises, Mission: Impossible has generally improved with each subsequent entry. Now, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is ready to draw us in once again.

Before the film arrives, we’ve decided to accept the most dangerous mission of all: a journey through the entire Mission: Impossible franchise in an attempt to learn what makes it tick.

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Mission Impossible Fallout clip

Tom “Tommy” Cruise is at it again. The seemingly immortal actor is giving a middle finger to death and jumping out of a damn plane, all for the sake of entertainment. A new Mission: Impossible – Fallout clip features Cruise performing one of the film’s most terrifying stunts – jumping out of a plane flying close to 30,000 feet, going about 220 MPH. And that’s not all! There’s also a clip of Cruise punching people and getting punched himself! What more do you need?

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Mission Impossible featurette

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to grab tickets for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the latest film where Tom Cruise laughs in the face of death. Tickets for the spy-sequel are on sale right now, and there’s a new behind-the-scenes featurette as well. Watch the Mission: Impossible featurette below.

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As the Mission: Impossible series moves forward, the missions get bigger and Tom Cruise‘s stunts get more dangerous. This is especially true in the first trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which can only be described as a series of astonishing crashes and falls for Cruise’s death-defying Ethan Hunt, with some plot sprinkled in.

The first trailer for the sixth Mission: Impossible movie debuted Sunday night during the Super Bowl to much buzz, following Ethan Hunt and his IMF team after a botched mission throws their camaraderie into jeopardy and fuels the CIA’s skepticism of Ethan’s loyalty to the U.S. government.

Join us on our frame-by-frame breakdown of the Mission: Impossible – Fallout trailer.

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Mission Impossible Fallout Trailer

The Impossible Mission Force is back for another round of action, but this time they have to deal with the consequences of a mission gone wrong in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, and his team has come along with him. Rebecca Ferguson returns after being introduced in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and the reliable Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg are back too. Plus, Alec Baldwin is working with the team now after initially trying to stop their reckless activities in the last sequel. Now we finally get to see what the team is up against in the sixth installment of the franchise that has been going since 1996. Read More »

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

Ethan Hunt is back, and he’s raring to go.

The latest film in Tom Cruise‘s slow escalation of death-defying stunts will drop a trailer on Super Bowl Sunday, but ahead of that highly anticipated commercial comes a new poster, new images, and some brand new footage from the sixth Mission: Impossible movie: Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

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Father Figures Trailer

Daddy’s Home 2 will already be bringing some fatherly love to the holidays in November, but just before Christmas, another comedy about fathers and sons will be arriving in theaters.

Father Figures (formerly known as Bastards) is the long-delayed comedy starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as two brothers who learn that everything they’ve been told about their father was a lie. So they go in search of their real father by visiting a few likely candidates from their mother’s promiscuous past. Watch the Father Figures trailer below to see if this will be worth seeing this holiday season. Read More »

mission impossible 6

Tom Cruise teased the return of old and the introduction of new faces in Mission: Impossible 6, the next entry in the saga of Ethan Hunt and his death-defying stunts.

The spy action film commemorated wrapping production in New Zealand with a cast photo of the team gazing pensively off in the distance, the New Zealand wind whipping through their hair. It’s a visually pleasing photoshoot — helped by the fact that they’re all gorgeous actors — that gives us a peek at what to expect for the still untitled Mission: Impossible 6.

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Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his friends are back in the latest trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Directed by Chris McQuarrie, the new movie has Ethan going on the run after he’s disavowed by the government (again), while grappling with a mysterious enemy (again). The plane stunt, though? That’s all new. Watch the new Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer after the jump. Read More »