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Worst of the franchise
Reviewed in Canada on April 26, 2020
MI-Fallout(released July/18) starred,among others,Tom Cruise,Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames.Considering everything, it is the worst of the franchise to date.
The plot is basically to get a hold of a well know terrorist before he has a chance to use three nuclear devices.
The execution of this plot is horrendous.It is overly padded and Cruise acts like he is in some sort of daze throughout.He looks old and tired and his fighting skills are totally lacklustre.This is a total 180 from his previous films.In those he takes no quarter from anyone and is in total command of his skills.Here they consistently fail to pop,which describes really the entire film.
The heavy script along with the terrible editing slows this picture to a crawl at times.It seems they wanted to tell two or three films in one and with so much detail and stops and starts in the plot, one gets bored very quickly.In fact there is SO much filler Alex Baldwin's death/departure from the series is given almost throw away status.
Simon Pegg looks thin in the neck and face and Ving Rhames has really packed on the pounds.Not that these two things in themselves mean anything,but it adds to the overall dysfunction of the film.
In conclusion,unless you are compleatist,I would advise you to avoid this turkey of the franchise.I just hope if there is a next one,that Mr.Cruise and company revisit their previous films,remember what made them as successful as they were and get back on track.Another one like this,and this series is finished.