Wooderon Movies of the Year 2018: Best Movie

Okay, so I say best movie. What I probably mean is best movie that doesn’t carry a ton of baggage along with it. The kind of baggage that means you need to watch a handful of other movies to get the intended levels of appreciation for it when viewing. Which is Ironic really considering this is the sixth movie in the franchise and follows heavily from the events of the one that came before.

Wooderon Movies of the Year 2018: Best Movie

If you were to go into Mission: Impossible – Fallout completely blind, with no prior knowledge of the series, you’d still be able to appreciate it as one of the finest action movies to come out in years. Which is something I’d struggle to say about any other movie I’ve spoken about already in the past few days… Except maybe The Meg.

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Are Action Movies Growing up?

As a male, I have an unspoken affinity for the action movie genre. Those elaborate, high octane action set pieces to keep my blood pumping. Elaborate death scenes that have me cheering for them rather than being horrified by them. As I’ve grown though, so has the action genre. On their face, they’re still movies about being big, dumb and fun, but aspects such as their tone, their leads and tropes have altered our approach to these movies.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout: Are Action Movies Growing up?

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth instalment in the long running franchise. And it just so happens to be one of the best. Looking back toward the older entires in the series, specifically Mission: Impossible 2, it’s not difficult to see that the genre has matured in some way. As much as a genre about car chases and explosions can anyway.

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