(2018) (Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Action: Top secret government ops try to stop terrorists from getting their hands on plutonium they intend to use to create nuclear bombs that will destabilize the current world order.
- Despite having previously put former government agent turned terrorist Solomon Lane (SEAN HARRIS) behind bars, Ethan Hunt's (TOM CRUISE) work is not done. Lane's followers, known as The Apostles, have become terrorists for hire and are now after plutonium they intend to use in nuclear bombs to create a new world order. With marching orders from Alan Hunley (ALEC BALDWIN), the former CIA director turned Secretary of the IMF -- the top-secret Impossible Missions Force of the U.S. government -- Ethan and his small team -- comprised of field agent Benji Dunn (SIMON PEGG) and computer hacker Luther Stickell (VING RHAMES) -- set out to stop that from happening. But by saving Luther's life, Ethan ends up losing three small containers of the radioactive element.
Accordingly, new CIA director Erica Sloan (ANGELA BASSETT) isn't happy and assigns one of her assassins, August Walker (HENRY CAVILL), to accompany Hunt to find an arms dealer known only as John Locke and thus get that plutonium back. But just when they're nearly finished getting a facial scan of the man they believe to be Locke, things quickly turn sideways and Hunt's former adversary turned ally, MI6 agent Ilsa Faust (REBECCA FERGUSON), kills that man to save Hunt's life.
Unable to complete the facial scan and thus create a lifelike mask, Ethan instead pretends to be the man to meet a dealmaker known only as the White Widow (VANESSA KIRBY). She informs him that she can arrange for the delivery of the plutonium in exchange for the release of Solomon, something that doesn't sit well with Hunt for obvious reasons. With Ilsa also after that man and Hunt worried about her safety much as he did with his former wife, Julie (MICHELLE MONAGHAN), he and his team do what they can to foil the efforts of the various villains, all while preventing the deployment and use of the nuclear bombs.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of any of the previous "Mission: Impossible" movies they probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language.
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