Run time: 147 MINS

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin -, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt

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.

IMAX; IMAX3D;4DX; Superscreen;DBOX;3D;2D

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPh5pGeMac

The sixth instalment in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie after Rogue Nation (2015), is the most thrilling, edge-of-seat, spectacular ride yet – destined to be the best action thriller of the summer.

Tom Cruise – probably the world’s biggest movie star – achieves the impossible with terrifying, death-defying stunts using absolutely no CGI. The end result – for this film from a long running franchise with its origins in a 1960’s television programme – is a fresh and impossibly entertaining cinematic experience.

With an ensemble cast including Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin, all of whom reprise their roles from previous films, while Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby join the franchise.

In the complex plot, Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker (Cavill) to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

Christopher McQuarrie’s script shows constant awareness of Hunt’s previous experiences and these are incorporated into the narrative.

An enervating 147 minutes has Hunt smash up the most pristine white loo; ride in an extended, helmetless, Paris motorcycle chase; leap between two London rooftops (Cruise broke his ankle with this one); and hang off a mountain in Kashmir.

Unmissable and impossible entertainment – just remember to take your heart and blood pressure meds.

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