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 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.