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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

When I say I had sweaty hands coming out of the movie theater, I mean sweaty hands as if I'd just had naughty sex with G.I. Jane herself. Dear Lord, this movie is the embodiment of all things action, and however you may feel about Tom Cruise the crazy guy on Oprah's couch, watching him do the things he does in this movie that I'm sure his Mama, lawyer and insurance company told him not to will instill a deep-seated respect in you for someone who does not cheat. This guy is the real deal. This is the ultimate action movie, and I dare you to climb that rope with him.

What rope? Exactly. Well, those who've seen the trailer will know what I'm talking about. The sixth Mission: Impossible, starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, not to mention the stellar Rebecca Ferguson and Henry 'Check Out My Beard' Cavill, is a movie that makes The Avengers look like Pokémon. And I love Pokémon. Okay, the convoluted plot is absurd when you think about it, and there are more coincidences in it than the universe has ever intended, but somehow that doesn't spoil any of the fun. There are three bombs and there is Ethan Hunt. What more do you need to know?

Yes, I have seen Skyscraper. I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and muscle man Dwayne Johnson was trying his darnest to make me believe I wasn't looking at expensive pixel porn made in a computer but, no... Pokémon it was from beginning to end — high-altitude (but not really) Pokémon. There's something about green screen and CGI that makes us want to sit back and chew on that overpriced popcorn. There was something about this movie that made me completely forget I had overpriced popcorn to chew on. And I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that Tom Cruise is the only real action hero to be admired on the big screen today. Did I mention that James Bond can eat his own heart out? I wouldn't be surprised if he was sitting in the back, sweaty hands clinging to a glass of Martini. I mean, great as some of those movies may be, you just know when a stuntman is taking over the hard work while Daniel Craig is enjoying his pretzels in his trailer, and you just know that this is Bond in front of a green screen. But Tom, that crazy guy, is never shaken. He is never stirred. No, sir.

Oh yes, it's also a very beautifully shot movie. Great editing. Great action. Great score, too. It's all vvvvvvery impressive. But... Tom is here to save the day! And you'd better bring a parachute. That guy must have Pokémon for breakfast.

Hungry yet?

★★★★★


43 comments:

  1. It was intense! The last thirty minutes I think my innards were about to burst. He did do a lot of his own stunts and even got hurt when he leapt from one building to another. Excellent movie!

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    1. Yes, he broke his ankle or foot. It's in the movie. He flew that helicopter, too.

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  2. Sixth? There've been six? I haven't even seen the first one yet...

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    1. Six there have been!
      Mission: Impossible (1996)
      Mission: Impossible II (2000)
      Mission: Impossible III (2006)
      Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
      Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
      Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

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  3. He sure shows all how it is done
    A crazy person he may be but he makes the movies fun
    Better than all that cgi crap
    Makes me want to take a nap
    Especially Indy 4 and such
    With monkeys and fake Tarzan and oh so much

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    1. Fun this movie is
      No green screen biz
      Saw it a second time today
      That guy's got balls of steel at his bay

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    2. Or maybe he got the snip snip
      After a DR. trip
      Now he doesn't care
      With no steel balls down there

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    3. That must be it
      At his snip snip pit

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  4. I’ve never seen any of The Mission Impossible franchise so I think it’s high time I started. Besides, I love Simon Pegg.

    If I watch it will I feel like I’ve got down and dirty with Channing Tatum? If so, I’m prepared to forgo the others and get straight into this one.

    Starving!

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    1. Grab a bite: CLICK!
      And..... CLICK!

      Yes, you'll feel that way.

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  5. I haven't seen any of them, and probably wont.
    Nice to hear that Tom of the Cruises has a positive side though.

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  6. I haven't seen any of the series

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  7. i'm going to see this just for the stunts! didn't he also injure himself in the process?

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    1. So i watched it over the weekend in the beanie cinema, and for whatever reason, with all that sound blasting through, i slept through the first hour of the movie. I don't how i do that - it could actually be my super power.

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  8. I've seen all of the other Mission Impossible movies and while I don't like Tommy boy in most movies because he can't act his way out of a paper bag...the movies are usually enjoyable.

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    1. I never liked the first one or the third one but when I realized he did his own stunts... CLICK!

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  9. I can't sit through a movie and someone would have to pay me big bucks to watch Tom Cruise do anything! But I'm glad you enjoyed😄

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  10. Hi Blue
    How are you?

    I've seen all the MI movies. While I may not be a great fan of Tom Cruise he does deliver an action packed movie. This was no exception it was riveting and I am glad I went.

    I needed a diversion from life and the movie did just that...pure entertainment. My heart was racing...

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    1. Racing at the speed of light. That was him doing those stunts up in the sky never saying goodbye.

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    2. That is quite impressive doing his own stunts, he just might be a tad crazy but, as an actor he seems fearless.

      I wonder about some of the running scenes, it seemed like he was running in place due to the perfection of arm and leg placement plus the running pace.

      That movie is taking in the big bucks...so it’s a win for Mr Cruise.

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    3. He runs in perfect form, I don't even like to run. lol..

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  11. Can't believe you went to watch an idiot who hasn't seen his own daughter in five years just because he is in a sect!!! Meanwhile, Christopher Robin, a movie which celebrates childhood, ends up on place number two.... What a sad world we live in... I need me some Alf....

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    1. Did you see Christopher Robin Dez? I want to see that? Maybe, this weekend.

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    2. Thanks for the compliment, SJW. Good to know your standards are superior. Next time I go to a movie, I'll first check everybody's personal life by applying the Dez Standard before I proceed and buy a ticket.

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  12. I got to watch it in IMAX this past week and it was certainly fun!

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  13. I love Tommy! Thanks for this great review Blue!!! Big Hugs!

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  14. Wow! I'm not a big movie person, I go maybe once every three years but you have made me want to see this one. And I love Tom Cruise, always have, crazy though he may be he's not playing himself in movies so that's what makes him a great actor!

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    1. Nothing can beat reality. Not even the best green screen in the world.

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  15. Yay! I'm going to see this tonight with the hubby. I'm so glad to hear I won't be disappointed.

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    1. No green screen. Cruise did everything himself.

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  16. I haven't seen this one yet, but I enjoyed the previous one because he didn't take himself too seriously. The modern Bond, however, takes himself way too seriously.

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    1. Couldn't agree more, Lynda. Check this out: click.

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  17. I love that Simon Pegg is still around and doing all these great movies. Of course, my favorite movie will still be Shaun of the Dead. Forever and always my favorite. I know way too many lines from that flick.

    Elsie

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    1. Well, the way I see it, there is ni such thing as knowing too many lines. I may be biased.

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  18. I haven't really been keeping track of the Mission Impossible movies but might actually have to watch this one

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