Tom's Mission of Suicide Through Stunt-work Proves Impossible Once Again
Probably the greatest Mission Impossible movie to date, Fallout demonstrates its' true value with incredible stunts, scenic backdrops, a terrific score, mind-inverting twists, and a nail-biting finale. Amazingly, the Tom Cruise vehicle only matured since its' memorable inception 22 years ago. I'm thankful the James Bond-like vibes of sexual infidelity have given way at least in part to the cleaner and more positive focus on action. Although this makes for a more watchable movie, it's the miserable inevitability of modernism that (SPOOOOOOOOOOOILERS begin) now the hook-up culture is so widely understood and appreciated, it's apparently time to move on to the previously taboo point of polygamy, with Hunt revealing his ongoing secret marriage to a woman now legally espoused to a second husband. Perhaps there's no explicit sex, but there's definitely that. And THAT can't be underestimated (SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOILERS end).
The lengths Tom Cruise went to in order to secure the genuine article for the film is outstanding. Death defying feats is completely correct.
And it's no brainless action. Luckily, the stakes are real, and the plot clever.
The series isn't made for small kids, and this instalment is no exception. Expect a similar action violence to Fallout's predecessors, with perhaps more grit. You definitely see blood, and some moments are a bit squeamish. Only for the mature.
Items in the sex and nudity category include: at least one kiss, an open-back dress, and an inappropriate scene involving a group of men misunderstanding our heroes hiding in a bathroom cubicle.
The movie also contains standard PG-13-level language, including:
2 uses of "a--."
3 uses of "b----."
1 use of c--- (scatological term).
5 uses of "d---" (cursing).
6 uses of "g--" (profanity).
8 uses of "h---" (cursing).
2 uses of "J----" (profanity).
1 use of "J---- C-----" (profanity).
1 use of "p----" (slur).
One use on F---ing
Around 5 use of s--t
(Credit to IMDb for the cursing inventory!)
In closing, Mission Impossible: Fallout is highly recommended for those who are not bothered by some suggestive content, brutal violence and language. Christopher McQuarrie certainly seems to have turned the series upside down. Since he arrived to helm the latest in Tom Cruise extravaganzas, the movies feel cleaner and more energetic. This particular entry has a strong emphasis on the importance of every life, Ethan Hunt uncompromisingly refusing to endanger innocent people even for a "good" end - he battles for a single soul as vehemently and courageously as he battles for a multitude.