Thursday, November 30
10:27 PM

‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning – I’ movie review – Key to avoid catastrophe


With seven films in the series of Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible, the series nears 30 years of its existence since it dealt it inaugural punch in 1996. As a testament to Cruise’s incredible staying power, the film franchise is still alive and kicking and the 61-year-old star seems to be just raising the bar each time, thanks to the incredible stunts in every upcoming edition.

The last two in the series – Rogue Nation (2015) and Fallout (2018) – indicated that the actor had found a muse in director, co- writer and co-producer Christo- pher McQuarrie, who transformed the series into a much-appreciated blockbuster franchise.

The lucky duo now hits the celluloid world with the latest installment – Dead Reckoning – which not only ups the ante but also keeps the franchise moving in full steam ahead.

As the first chapter of the two-part finale, the plot follows Ethan Hunt (Cruise) being pitted against an AI device, dubbed as The Entity, and the only way to access it is via a missing golden key that many government agencies and powerful individuals are searching for. The Entity could very well be a reason to bring global catastrophe and it is up to Hunt to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

Now you got it! And for some spice, Hunt faces a ghost from the past in Gabriel who is also looking for the key and knows a little more about The Entity than others.

There are some cleverly crafted nail-biting moments, and the tension during these scenes is so palpable that it pierces through the screen and keeps one hooked all through. The run- time of two hours 43 minutes simply runs by. A good watch.

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