By the time most franchises hit their sixth instalment, they’ve at a creative roadblock. Not so the “Mission: Impossible” franchise which really didn’t find its groove until its fourth entry “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and then refined that with “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”.
The hope has been that ‘Fallout’ would be able to sustain that level, however judging by the first true critics reactions to the film today – Christopher McQuarrie has not only achieved that, for some he has exceeded them. The film had its world premiere on Wednesday night, and early reactions from critics are insanely good.
A sample of reactions below, while at the same time the first reviews are being published with Rotten Tomatoes having already linked thirteen of them and standing at 100% with an 8.6/10 average rating at the time of publication:
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — FALLOUT is easily the best action movie since Fury Road. just god-level stuff. the highest praise I can give a movie: I’m not even mad it’s making me late to Radiohead.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire
“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” – Erik Davis, Fandango
“There needs to be a new MI movie every summer, because no other blockbuster franchise is, pound for pound, as entertaining and engrossing as this one has become.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire
“I had basically zero idea what was supposed to be happening, plot- or character-wise, for the first 2/3 of the new Mission Impossible. This did not bother me whatsoever.” – Andrew Barker, Variety
“I can’t imagine having more fun watching a movie. Tom Cruise is the Evel Knievel of actors and this is the SKYFALL OF M:I movies” – Mike Ryan, Uproxx
“‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ is phenomenal, a blistering caper w/ echoes of The Dark Knight. Bravo @chrismcquarrie” – Stuart Oldham, Variety
“Just saw #MissionImpossibleFallout. This franchise defies logic, keeps getting better with every installment. Fallout is arguably one of the most enjoyable and finely crafted of the series.” – Alexis Loinaz, Syfy Wire
“In terms of pacing and scale, #MissionImpossibleFallout earns comparisons to THE DARK KNIGHT and MAD MAX FURY ROAD. Its drama is pretty slight, so as a whole it’s solidly in the middle of the M:I pack. Still, it’s dynamite IMAX-worthy entertainment.” – Scott Mendelsohn, Forbes
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT. This movie is sex.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
“#MissionImpossibleFallout is a complete blast. Easily the best movie of the summer. How does this series keep getting better?” – Kyle Anderson, Nerdist
“The acting Rebecca Ferguson can do through a fucking motorcycle helmet is amazing. The CGI justice league mustache was worth it because Cavill’s “Fallout” bathroom fight is legendary. Tom Cruise you’re a psycho, never change.” – Zack Sharf, Indiewire
“Nobody does it better than #TomCruise!! #MissionImpossibleFallout is fantastic! Smart, fun, edge-of your-seat thrills, amazing action! The best action movie of the year! As good as Ghost Protocol & Rogue Nation! Accept this mission! ” – Scott Mantz, KTLA
“Just saw #MissionImpossibleFallout and it’s hands down one of the best action movies in the last 10 years! @TomCruise is one bad ass motherf–ker!!” – Andrew Freund, FOX
It’s great news for the film which has been hit by a minor PR storm as the film’s co-star Henry Cavill did a feature interview with GQ and his comments about the #MeToo movement and its impact on male/female interactions were seen as clumsy at best. Check out more details at The Playlist
Finally a whole bunch of new photos from the film have also arrived and can be seen below. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” opens in cinemas on July 27th.