First Reactions Hail Mission: Impossible – Fallout as an Adrenalin-Jacked Masterpiece

Well that didn’t take long. We’ve spent the past couple of days enjoying the fresh Mission: Impossible – Fallout photos and videos that Paramount has been releasing, and now, we can share the first reactions to the film. As we predicted, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise have another smash on their hands. McQuarrie is the first director to return for a second mission in the franchise, and the continuity of the story and his familiarity with his stars and the material seem to have paid off. Fallout represents the first direct sequel in the franchise, continuing with the storyline McQuarrie began in Rogue Nation, including bringing back that film’s sensational, ice-cold villain, Solomon Lane (Sean Harris). This has given Fallout an emotional heft you might not usually expect from an action-adventure series committed to insane stunts, and also gives us more insight into the character, and torment, of Cruise’s Ethan Hunt.

While the film doesn’t open until July 27 and the proper reviews are still under embargo, critics were able to share their initial reactions on Twitter, and they’re exuberant. Folks, put Mission: Impossible – Fallout on your must-see list.

Here’s your official synopsis:

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Featured image: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.


Bryan Abrams

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