Summer is here which means it’s time for all your favorite movie blockbusters to return to theaters with sequels that promise to take things to the next level, including Mission Impossible: Fallout, the sixth installment in the Tom Cruise-led franchise. Most sequels inevitably fail to live up to the hype surrounding them and crumble under the burden of expectations but early reviews suggest that Fallout is a triumphant and endlessly enjoyable chapter in the series. Here is what critics are saying about Fallout so far.
Fandango’s Erik Davis clearly loved Fallout, as he declared the newest Mission Impossible film was his “favorite movie of the summer.” He specifically praised the film’s incredible action and high-intensity.
Just walked out of #MissionImpossibleFallout, which is absolutely fantastic. This movie entertains you in every which way – incredible action sequences, nail-biting suspense & hands down the series best finale yet. My favorite movie of the summer right there – loved every second pic.twitter.com/hWUnI7P2jQ
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 9, 2018
Steve Weintraub from Collider offered similar praise for Fallout, saying that Cruise somehow continues to raise the stakes in the franchise with a variety of “edge of your seat holy shit moments.”
Happy to report #MissionImpossibleFallout is a fantastic movie that's absolutely loaded with *insane* action and edge of your seat holy shit moments. Not sure how @TomCruise keeps raising the bar but I'm so happy he does. The bathroom fight scene alone is worth price of admission pic.twitter.com/FPhnz37VCK
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 9, 2018
Daniel Howat, a staff writer for NextBestPicture, specifically gave credit to Fallout for its innovative use of stuntwork, noting that the movie’s action felt like a “breath of fresh air amidst the CGI-fueled summer.
#MissionImpossible FALLOUT is exactly as thrilling as you hope it will be! Amazing action, but it never overshadows the high stakes.
We don’t see stunt-work like this much anymore. A breath of fresh air amidst the CGI-fueled summer. Mission: Impossible is as strong as ever. pic.twitter.com/GbG8QpFHHG
— Daniel Howat (@howatdk) July 10, 2018
The two things that seem to stand out among all critics who saw Fallout early are the incredible action sequences (including what sounds like a truly epic fight between Cruise and Henry Cavill) and the movie’s finale. Thankfully, nobody has offered up any spoilers but Kurt Smejkal of 3 Angry Nerds says the film’s incredible ending shows that Mission Impossible has established itself as one of the great action franchises in film history.
Just got out of #MissionImpossibleFallout and I am happy to report that like the previous films, the creators don't get complacent. The film is bigger and better and amazing sequences like the bathroom brawl and the finale cement this fact. pic.twitter.com/CzF9Cn2HjQ
— kurt (@KurtisSmejkal) July 9, 2018
–Mission Impossible: Fallout will be released in movie theaters everywhere July 27.-