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Mission: Impossible - Fallout |OT| Unmarked Spoilers

Oct 25, 2017
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This movie was fucking fantastic. The motorcycle chase and the helicopter chase scenes are insane in their scope and difficulty. Tom Cruise is insane.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Unmarked spoilers? I can finally say: Wes Bentley's character was giving off super weird vibes in that last act. I kept waiting to see what was up with that.
 
Nov 19, 2017
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There was a couple of neat nods to The Dark Knight films in this, I thought: most notably the score, but also Ethan outrunning a stream of cop cars on bike ala TDKR, and giving Cavill the Two-Face treatment.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Who was fucking complaining that this movie was too complicated or convoluted? They spell half the shit out for you.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah, I found the movie pretty easy to follow.

I loved the entire Paris section, and the HALO jump was just great to watch. What a great movie.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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There was a couple of neat nods to The Dark Knight films in this, I thought: most notably the score, but also Ethan outrunning a stream of cop cars on bike ala TDKR, and giving Cavill the Two-Face treatment.
The plan to extract Solomon Lane was also a lot like Joker's plan to get Dent in the police escort.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Easily my favorite action move since Mad Max: Fury Road. Barely a dull moment at all throughout the entire film. Paris was stellar. <3

Who was fucking complaining that this movie was too complicated or convoluted? They spell half the shit out for you.
Yeah. There wasn't any real complex twist. Most things were spelled out in advance.
 
#13
If Tom Cruise ever quits Scientology to found a cult dedicated to worshiping this movie, I will be the first in line to pledge my soul and worldly possessions.

There are so many smart choices in this movie. Like, for instance, the way that McQuarrie tips his hand quite early that Walker is "John Lark", and then arranges the reveal in such a way that it's not played at all like a shocking moment for the characters or the audience, but rather it has Walker himself being surprised.

In the five days prior to Thursday I rewatched the first five films on a nightly basis, which turned out to be particularly pertinent, since McQuarrie somehow manages to tie all of them (except for poor orphaned 2, unless I missed something) together, particularly from 3 onward. I especially liked that the issue of Julia was dealt with decisively, as the exact status of their relationship was kind of hanging over Rogue Nation whenever Ethan and Ilsa were together. They did a great job of giving Julia a proper explanation/sendoff here (I also like that, while nobody could be under the wrong impression by the end of the movie, they don't have it end with Ethan and Ilsa making out or anything like that).

R.I.P., Secretary Hunley. Being the head of the IMF seems to be a more dangerous occupation than being on Ethan's actual team.

Initially I assumed that at some point the White Widow was going to learn (or else already knew) that "Lark" was the man who doublecrossed her mother, but I guess that was just an Easter Egg (unless that's being saved for a sequel, since this series has plot continuity now).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Excellent movie. Lived up to the hype for me. And yeah that was a good send off for Julia. I’m guessing also Angela Bassett will be the new head of IMF in the next movie. I’m hoping Christopher McQuarrie sticks around to direct and that Cruise is somehow able to top the crazy shit he did in this movie.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Feel that the last one is better that this one here..... the villain this time is just so much lamer vs Cruise and co.

And some of the drama part is just not as fun as the old one
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Excellent movie. Lived up to the hype for me. And yeah that was a good send off for Julia. I’m guessing also Angela Bassett will be the new head of IMF in the next movie. I’m hoping Christopher McQuarrie sticks around to direct and that Cruise is somehow able to top the crazy shit he did in this movie.
By this point, who would sign on to be head of the IMF? They either disappear or get killed off every movie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This was likely the best in the franchise, which is something I heard a number of other people say when we were walking out.

I'll have more thoughts later but I just want to comment on the true star of this film:

Henry Cavill's bulge.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I loved this movie. It surpassed every expectation I had and sits way up there with T2 and The Dark Knight for me. It actually did comedy and emotion better than TDK as well. Just a fantastic time at the movies and I can't wait to see it again.

The hook scene got a HUGE reaction from my audience, btw. So good.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm shocked at how good this was. I liked Rogue Nation but McQuarrie really stepped up his game on this one. Really excellent movie.

I think my favorite surprise/reveal was Vanessa Kirby being Max's daughter. A cool little Easter egg, and an inspired casting choice for it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I bit my fingers off at the third act. It takes a little to get going, but once it does, holy shit
It's crazy how they manage to make the audience feel tense despite knowing the cast isn't going to die.

The scene in the cabin with Ilsa, Benji and Solomon was my favorite sequence. By far the darkest and most grim the franchise has gotten.
That was a brutally fantastic fight scene.

I'm shocked at how good this was. I liked Rogue Nation but McQuarrie really stepped up his game on this one. Really excellent movie.

I think my favorite surprise/reveal was Vanessa Kirby being Max's daughter. A cool little Easter egg, and an inspired casting choice for it.
Yes! That was such a great nod and I feel like most people in the audience didn't notice.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I liked that, despite Lane being so fixated on Ethan, it was Ilsa who took him down.
Ilsa got what she needed to finally 'get out'. It was great.

I love this series and it's as strong as it ever was but there's a really nice sense of finality with the way they connected this to the previous films and the way it resolves itself. I'm super content and would be more than fine with the series going out like this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I feel like the opening is not going to get enough attention but I really liked it. Them fucking up and losing the cores followed by the twist with the scientist was good even though you knew that the whole scene was a set up for him.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think I’d rank this one 4th in the franchise behind 1, 4, and 5. Just went on way too long with some pretty meh action scenes. The writing didn’t seem all that good either, dialogue was mostly not entertaining.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Best chase sequences in 2018? Best chase sequences in 2018.

I need to rewatch Ghost because that’s my number 1. But I can see this taking over it.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I saw it tonight in a Dolby Atmos theater... what an experience...

Also, that motorcycle chase scene was great, and I have to say I really like Solomon Lane as a villain.
 
Apr 13, 2018
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Bravo, what a fucking movie. I need more time to digest, because coming out it feels like my favorite Tom Cruise movie, my favorite MI movie, and my favorite movie of the year. That's how much of an adrenaline rush it is. It is GORGEOUS, intense, and fun as hell. The double cross on Walker had the audience cheering so loud. Cavill was great, everyone was great.

The chase sequence from the moment they crash into Soloman's escort vehicle to the moment Ethan runs over llsa is easily one of the best action set pieces of the decade. Right up there with Fury Road.

Going to see it again tomorrow, 4k blu ray day one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Both myself and the person I saw this with found this film to be a bit dull and plodding. I never watched Ghost Protocol or Rogue Nation so there's at least that as a reason why I might not be as involved with this film as other people are, but it seemed like they made the story approachable enough for newcomers.

The fight in the bathroom was cool, but nothing else seemed all that great. It's disappointing that all the major setpieces are chase sequences.

I tend to hate plots that revolve around "The terrorists have infiltrated the entire CIA!" That just seems mind-blowingly dumb in the face of how rigorous their background checks are. I honestly can't even let it slide in a dumb comic book movie like Winter Soldier, so here it's even more frustrating.

Kicking the film off with Ethan making the eye-rollingly dumb maneuver of leaving the suitcase of plutonium unattended was such a groaner.

Is this film largely what the MI movies have become? Just action films with some vague terrorist intrigue and masks? No gadgets? No stealth or infiltration? No heists or break-ins?
 
May 9, 2018
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After stewing on it for a couple of hours, I can comfortably say that was the best Mission Impossible of all time, and it was the best action movie I’ve seen in recent memory. That halo jump had my palms sweatier than a mother...just wow. I loved that opening. I totally didn’t see that coming. The bathroom scene was SO GOOD! I mean, who the fuck was that guy?? They literally had a Mad Dog from Raid in this movie lmao. He laid them out. That scene was so, clean? It was just perfect. It also reminded me of true lies’ bathroom scene.

Cruise on a motorcycle... McQuarrie is a master at chase scenes and he just KNOWS it. He constantly tops himself. This entire movie should be a case study in perfect action story boarding and direction. What a turnout from Christopher McQuarrie. I still can’t believe how good this movie was.

I tried my best to not be hyperbolic. I’d have to give this a 9.5/10. I can’t wait to see it again.