I don’t know about you but I think the Mission Impossible films are getting better with each new instalment. If you are not convinced I challenge you to watch all of them on Blu-ray right the way up to the latest offering Fallout which I’m reviewing here. There really are few action films that are made to such a high standard as the Mission Impossible series. Tom Cruise of course is back with a story that follows on couple of years after the last one. Henry Cavill is added to the cast this time around but fear not as pretty much all of the cast from the last one are back. So without further ado here’s my Mission: Impossible Fallout Blu-ray Review.
- Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)
- Genre: Action, Thriller
- Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
- Running Time: 147 Mins
- UK Rating
- Discs: 2
- Released By Paramount Home Entertainment
- Blu-ray Released: 3 December 2018
Following the capture of rogue agent Soloman Lane a new threat has emerged calling themselves the Apostles. Furthermore having already carried out several acts of terrorism they are now intent of buying three plutonium cores. IMF agent Ethan Hunt simply can’t allow that to happen and devises a way to obtain them before they do. However there are other forces at work that further complicates matters meaning this really might be mission impossible.
Style / Direction
The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie which in itself is odd due to the idea that each new film in the franchise usually has a different director, yet he is also responsible for Rogue Nation. In fact McQuarrie insisted on having a different director of photography to try to keep that fresh feel that each instalment has. That means Rob Hardy is in charge of the cinematography side of things. One thing you get with a Mission Impossible movie is exceptional filmmaking and Fallout impresses on all counts.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is composed by Lorne Balfe although that familiar theme is of course composed by the outstanding Lalo Schifrin from the sixties TV series.
Acting / Characters
The casting is simply fantastic, just look at the names listed below. Every one of them brings their A game to the table. I was highly impressed with Rebecca Ferguson in the previous film and she continues to do so in Fallout.
Henry Cavill as CIA agent August Walker is the latest addition to the MI world adding a new dynamic this time around. He and Hunt must work together with both having very different approaches, this makes for some interesting and funny scenes.
I should also mention Alec Baldwin as the man in charge of IMF, yet again he delivers another outstanding performance and if perfectly cast. Angela Bassett as CIA Director Erika Sloane is a tough and uncompromising figure you really don’t want involved in an IMF operation. She exceptional good, again the casting simply couldn’t be better.
One of the other new characters is Alanna Mitsopolis, a black market arms dealer played by Vanessa Kirby. She comes across as extremely sultry but also extremely deadly, maybe not one to cross. I wonder whether we will see her reprise her role in the next Mission Impossible outing, I sure hope so.
Oh and then there’s the now familiar team of Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. These two are at the heart of IMF and Ethan’s trusted team. They both add some humour and you really can’t now imagine any further films without them.
- Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
- Henry Cavill as August Walker
- Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn
- Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell
- Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust
- Sean Harris as Solomon Lane
- Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley
- Angela Bassett as Erika Sloane
- Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis aka White Widow
- Michelle Monaghan as Julia Meade
- Wes Bentley as Erik
- Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis
Conclusion: Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) Film Review
This time around the story continues on from the happenings of the last film. That means the likes of Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris return along with the regular cast although there’s no Jeremy Renner who was unavailable due to other commitments.
What I find astonishing is while some franchises are in decline (for instance Die Hard) Mission Impossible seems to be getting better and better with each new instalment. Cruise plays his role as Ethan Hunt perfectly which should come as no surprise having played the role in the previous five films. The crazy stunts just keep on coming and I can’t think of anyone who loves his job more than Tom Cruise.
The casting is superb with all bringing something interesting to the table. Henry Cavill is the new guy this time around and he plays the no nonsense CIA guy that gets the job done no matter the cost while Ethan Hunt values his team’s lives. This difference becomes clear as the movie proceeds.
Pegg brings the necessary humour to break the tension once in a while and Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust continues to impress as Hunt’s near equal. Meanwhile it really wouldn’t be the same with Ving Rhames.
Make no mistake Mission: Impossible Fallout is a must see, I can’t fault it in any regard. It’s a thrilling and exciting action film well acted, well filmed and with a compelling storyline.
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Conclusion: Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) Blu-ray Review
I’ll keep this part short, of course the picture quality is perfect as it only released in cinemas in the summer. The extras come on a separate disc with “The making of” feature being a must see. If you think they cheat using CGI then think again as the skydiving scenes alone will show. Tom Cruise may be a top actor but also an exceptional stuntman. There really aren’t many films that do pretty much everything for real anymore but you can see results in the final edit are pretty breathtaking but seeing the behind the scenes stuff takes it to another level.
- The Making of Mission: Impossible Fallout (53 mins)
- Deleted Scenes (4 mins)
- Foot chase Musical Breakdown (5 mins)
- The Ulitmate Mission (3 mins)
- Theatrical Trailer
On to my movie rating for Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)
- Movie Rating: MUST SEE
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: EXCELLENT
Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) is available now on Blu-ray.
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For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version
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Summary: Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) Blu-ray Review
Genre: Action, Thriller
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Mission: Impossible just gets better and better, Fallout’s a must see/own