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MI: Fallout seemingly does the impossible by becoming the best of the franchise.
27 July 2018
MI: Fallout seemingly does the impossible by becoming the best of the franchise. It's a rarity that a two decade series of spy films somehow becomes more exhilarating with each instalment. But Fallout is not just the best film in the franchise, it's quite possibly one of the best action films of all time. Hunt and the remaining members of IMF must search and obtain stolen plutonium before the nuclear devices utilising them are detonated. Honestly, I am floored. Absolutely flabbergasted. Incredibly astonished. This, technically in terms of an action film, is perfect. A high-stake story that provides suspense and tension through slithering twists that one would hope to find in a spy film. Inducing and personifying a momentous undertone that feels both serious and weighty. Accompanied by McQuarrie's astounding direction that balances humour, character development and action through inventive camera placement. Balfe's hypnotic rendition of the infamous theme tune complementing the chaos shown onscreen. A colourful array of characters where the actors showcase both emotional and physical performances. A flawless three act narrative structure where each consecutive segment increases the heart palpitating pressure even more. But the highlight of this blockbuster, and I'm sure you will agree, are the action sequences. Phenomenal. Just phenomenal. From a one take HALO jump to a motorbike chase through Paris to a rooftop sprint in London ending on a helicopter duel (accompanied with mandatory countdown). Every single action scene was jaw-dropping. The technicality behind each expertly crafted sequence exhumes confidence. Immediately entrancing you into an awe-inspiring world of espionage. Cruise, dedicated as always, does the majority of his stunts. It's safe to assume he would die for this franchise. But he's done it! He has finally made the action film we've always wanted, and should be immensely proud. Energetic, death-defying and relentless. Fallout marks a benchmark in both the franchise and action films. It is the best blockbuster of the year and, without hesitation, gets the perfect rating.