Despite having captured Solomon Lane (Tom Cruise - Edge of Tomorrow), the Syndicate still lives on, now under the guise of an organization calling themselves the Apostles and still causing problems for Ethan Hunt (Sean Harris - The Goob) . The Apostles, led by a mystery man calling himself John Lark, are trying to get their hands on three plutonium cores. When Ethan and his trusted team fail to intercept the cores Ethan and his team are forced to work with CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill - The Cold Light of Day) before it is too late.
Let me state this right from the word go, I thought that "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" was just a good movie although maybe it could have been a great movie with a bit more restrain. You see I can imagine that those involved with the movie read a story outline which saw Ethan and his team forced to work with the CIA and so on. But then I reckon someone said "now I want you to make each scene spectacular and then double down and make it even more spectacular". The end result is not only a movie which out stays its welcome but ends up a movie where every scene goes a step too far with even the big action scenes ending up too ridiculous this time around.
But that is just my opinion and if all you care about is Tom Cruise playing action hero in a movie with some familiar faces, lots of action and enough twists (although none our surprising) to give you whiplash then "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" should entertain. In fact even though many of the action scenes are just a step too far it is hard to deny that they are spectacular. But then one thing which is missing from this movie is that humour which is a shame because with the likes of Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg in the cast there were numerous scenes where you expected one of those wise crack remarks to show up. Although that is one thing which goes in the movie's favour as there are plenty of familiar faces and returning characters.
What this all boils down to is that "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" delivers everything that the majority of audiences seem to want. But for me it feels like in trying to make every second of the movie spectacular it goes overboard and spoils it.