On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) chooses to save his team over completing the mission, allowing nuclear weapons to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly-skilled operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team (Pegg, Rhames, & Ferguson) are forced to become reluctant partners with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Cavill) as they race against time to stop the nuclear fallout.
2018, 2160p with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Rated PG-13, 2.39:1 Aspect ratio, 2 hours and 27 minutes
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill, & Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
What could be the last MI movie for Cruise, we find him in a more somber role as he once again tries to save the world from nuclear destruction. This time, the world is put in danger by his past actions. Again, Cruise demonstrates his action abilities by leaping from roof tops in London (and breaking his right ankle) and learning how to fly a helicopter for the films nail-biting finale. The use of the ubiquitous mask trope continues, but that is part of the fun with the MI series. It is astounding to think that Cruise has been doing these films since 1996!
The action scenes are long, explosive and well-choreographed. I particularly liked when Cruise and Cavill take on the Lark character in the bathroom and everyone takes a beating. Hunt looks winded at the end, revealing that perhaps this is becoming a younger man’s game. Is he really going to hang up his MI belt this time? Well, right when you think it’s impossible, he does the impossible. This movie is full of action-packed goodness and highly recommended.
Picture and sound quality are excellent and the HDR makes the colors and contrasts look outstanding. In the dark underground scenes in London, the shadows are black but still capable of showing details. The brilliant whites will make you want to shield your eyes. Shot on 35mm stock and 8K cameras with a 4K DI, the details are excellently rendered. Film grain is light and gives the movie a filmic quality.
Sound is bold, loud and clear. There are a few scenes where the sub is down to 20Hz and it’ll rattle your chair. Chase scenes are wonderfully panned across the front of you room with lots of surround sound activity.
Included are a BD and: The Making of MI: Fallout, Deleted Scene Montage with director commentary, Foot Chase Musical Breakdown, Storyboards and Commentaries from Cruise and McQuarrie and more.