Mission Impossible Fallout Spoiler Review Starring Tom Cruise | Hollywood Redux Podcast | Episode 508
Get your HALO jumpsuit ready and prepare to dive into our review of the summer action movie we have all been waiting for – Mission Impossible: Fallout.
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About the Movie (spoilers):
Two years after the capture of Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), the remains of his organization The Syndicate have reformed into a terrorist group known as The Apostles. At a safe house in Belfast, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) receives details of a mission to intercept the sale of three plutonium cores to members of the group, who are acquiring them for their latest client, fundamentalist John Lark. The mission takes him to Berlin where he meets up with Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), but the mission fails when Hunt makes the choice to save Luther’s life and the plutonium is taken by the Apostles. The team captures and interrogates a nuclear weapons expert who has been working with the group to build three portable nuclear weapons, tricking him into believing attacks have occurred on religious sites in Rome, Jerusalem, and Mecca to obtain information on the Apostles’ next move.
Erica Sloane (Angela Bassett), Director of the CIA, instructs Special Activities operative August Walker (Henry Cavill) to shadow Hunt as he attempts to retrieve the plutonium. Hunt and Walker HALO jump into Paris, where they infiltrate a fundraiser party at the Grand Palais where John Lark is set to buy the cores from the Apostles, with the arms dealer known as the White Widow (Vanessa Kirby) acting as a broker. Hunt and Walker track Lark to a bathroom wherein the subsequent fight, Lark is killed by Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson). To complete the mission, Hunt impersonates John Lark and meets the White Widow.
Agents of the Apostles have been sent to kill John Lark and the White Widow; with Hunt impersonating Lark, he escapes with the White Widow. In order to secure the plutonium, the White Widow tasks Hunt with securing an asset; the price of securing the plutonium is the extraction of Solomon Lane from an armored convoy moving through Paris. Hunt receives one of the plutonium cores as a payment in kind for the mission. Hunt and his team attack the convoy and loyalties of the team are tested; Ilsa reveals that MI6 wants Lane dead. A motorcycle and car chase ensue across Paris, with Hunt avoiding the White Widow’s forces, the police, and Ilsa, who has to kill Lane to fulfill her mission for MI6. The mission to extract Lane is successful, whereupon White Widow instructs the team to deliver Lane, as well as Ilsa, to London.
At the safe house in London, Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin), Secretary of IMF, confronts Hunt about being John Lark, which Hunt denies and incapacitates Hunley to continue the mission. After being asked to monitor Lane, Walker unwittingly reveals himself to be the real John Lark, in association with Lane. Erica Sloane also notices and instructs a shadow CIA team to take Lane, Walker and Hunt’s team in. The CIA team is in fact infiltrated by the Apostles and Walker orders them to attack the IMF team. Hunley is stabbed and killed in the ensuing fight by Walker, who then escapes. With the help of Benji, Luther, and Ilsa, Hunt tracks Walker across the rooftops to Tate Modern, where Walker escapes to a medical camp in Kashmir with Lane, but not before threatening the life of Hunt’s estranged wife, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). In Kashmir, Benji reveals the two remaining nuclear weapons are synchronized with each other; if one is defused, the other will detonate. However, both devices can be defused as long as the countdown is running. To complete the defuse process, the fuse must also be pulled from the detonator before the countdown reaches zero, otherwise, the weapon will detonate. Lane’s plan for the weapons is to contaminate the water supply of Pakistan, India, and China, affecting a third of the world’s population.
At the medical camp, being used to disguise the radioactive signature of the devices, Walker has also engineered for Julia and her new husband to be on site to raise the stakes for Hunt. Solomon Lane activates the weapons, giving the detonator to Walker. Hunt takes off in pursuit of Walker in a helicopter leaving Benji, Luther, and Ilsa on the ground to find the weapons. Luther finds the first weapon and is helped by Julia to defuse it. Ilsa and Benji find the second weapon and fight with Lane, with Benji nearly being killed, before Ilsa rescues him and subdues Lane. The two defuse the second weapon. Hunt and Walker engage in an aerial helicopter chase before Hunt uses his helicopter to ram Walker’s aircraft out of the sky. The two then fight on a cliff edge, where Walker is eventually killed by a winch. With only one second to go, Hunt manages to remove the fuse, successfully aborting both detonations.
In the aftermath, the remaining two cores are safely recovered. Erica Sloane hands Lane over to MI6 (through the White Widow), which earns Ilsa’s exoneration. Hunt recovers from his injuries with the help of Julia while the rest of the team joins him in victory.
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