Jamie Woodham’s review published on Letterboxd:
ME, EVERY TIME SOMEONE PULLS OFF A MASK IN ONE OF THESE AMAZING FUCKING MOTION PICTURES: [CHANDLER VOICE] The messers become the messees!
Well, folks, we did it — we watched the entire M:i series, and we even learned a few things along the way. We learned that Tom Cruise isn’t human. We learned that Rebecca Ferguson deserves her own spin-off. We learned that Christopher McQuarrie was born to write and direct Mission: Impossible movies.
Most importantly, however, we learned that Ethan Hunt is not a robot. He’s not some immovable action hero. He errs, he fails, and he screws up... a lot. He’s a human being — who just so happens to be the greatest spy in the world — who cares about his friends just as much as he cares about saving the world.
And that’s why he triumphs. That’s why he succeeds where so many of his enemies (and counterparts) fail. Because somewhere along the way, he learned to stop doing things the right way and start doing things the good way.
In conclusion... Ethan Hunt is real, and strong, and he’s my friend.
[📽: 4K Ultra-HD]
[No. 66 /// 2020]