The sixth movie in Tom Cruise's franchise closes a chapter, but opens a new door.
[This story] Contains Spoilers for Mission: Impossible – Fallout ]
There is a moment in Mission: Impossible – Fallout after a particularly nice turn in which the IMB Secretary Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) says, "I'm starting to understand why you like it that way." He turns to his local agents, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg). Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 But the comment is intended more for the audience than for the characters, since Hunley recognizes why the Mission: Impossible Movies are still so successful after more than 20 years at the box office: they are fun. [1
A possibility that author / director Christopher McQuarrie creates by Vanessa Kirby's White Widow, a Paris-based arms dealer, who, in a surprising revelation, turns out to be the daughter of Vanessa Redgraves Max of the 1996 movie that does it all started; it somehow resembles a young Redgrave.
That Ethan should work with this connection to the past is a recognition of the passage of time, while at the same time binding the first six films in a neat arc. This kind of universe formation is something that the James Bond franchise did not understand with the [Spectrometer of 2015 . He tried to keep up with the trend of the film universes and brought the classic villain Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) into the hope that the presence of such an iconic figure would be enough to justify the meager explanation that all Daniel Craig films about the machinations of one bad guy. It fell flat because it was not organic; It was not known to the reality that has been established since Craig's first Bond movie in 2006 Casino Royale .
But the recall of Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible on Kirby's character works because there's a sense of familiarity there. We enjoyed the summary between Cruise and Redgrave back then. And now we enjoy the slugfest between Cruise and Redgrave's cinematographic daughter whose characters reflect the Cruise and Redgrave eras and personalities of the mid-1990s. Max was an experienced and cynical arms dealer, while Ethan was a young and bright-eyed IMF agent. Today Hunt has seen a shit and is the seasoned veteran, while the White Widow is a rejuvenator.
A major theme of Mission: Impossible – Fallout rips apart the old world order, the great ambition of syndicate founder Solomon Lane (and his followers (known as "The Apostles"). His plan is simple: contaminate an important source of water for one-third of the world's population by detonating two nuclear weapons. The idea is to create terrible suffering so that there can be great peace. But that's not enough, he also wants to make Ethan Hunt suffer and therefore puts his wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan) in the middle of the blast zone.
Monaghan's character has been around since the end of J.J. Abrams & # 39; Mission: Impossible III . It was supposed to be Ethan's initial espionage strategy, but he was repeatedly forced to feign death so that she would not be threatened by Hunt's many enemies. She had a small cameo at the end of Ghost Protocol but had little to do until Fallout which eventually resolved her complicated relationship with Ethan and allowed both characters (and the franchise)  When Ethan and his team arrive at the site where Lane plans to detonate the bombs, they discover that it is a smallpox medical camp in the Kashmir region. Julia works in the camp as a nurse (about the machinations of Lane), but that's not the most shocking appearance. As we learn, she has since reborn a doctor, played by Wes Bentley. Of course, this information is a shock to the viewer.
In the end, however, it is clear that Ethan should not be with Julia, but with MI6 agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson). We come back to a conversation that Luther has with Ilsa in the film, where he explains that Ethan and Julia could not be together because the world needed him more than they ever could. But if Ethan can have a relationship with his peer in espionage, he needs no compromise on matters of the heart.
For most of Rogue Nation Ilsa was portrayed as a formidable femme fatale who definitely had a connection with Ethan, which had not been fully explored. Fallout ends with Isla whispering something in Juliet's ear (19459007] Lost in Translation style) and then basically getting Julia's permission to be with Ethan. This opens up fascinating possibilities for the mission: Impossible series, which can now follow the exploits of the superspy couple Hunt and Faust.
After Ethan has again prevented another worldwide catastrophe, he is asked by his teammates how close they are to the wire. His answer is short but self-confident; an allusion to fans who have stayed on the wild ride to this point: "the usual". Fallout concludes a chapter on the series, the chapter about Ethan Hunt as a one-man World Savings Show. He now has someone in his life to carry the burden he carries for six films. Although Solomon Lane did not blow up the Old World as planned, he certainly helped make the impossible possible by bringing new life and opportunities into a 20-year-old movie franchise.