Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout ★★★★★

SOME SPOILERS HERE FOR OTHER FILMS IN THE MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SERIES

His indestructibility balances out his flaws.

Ethan Hunt's character curve in this series is not as pronounced as some people think. If you remember back to the original, Hunt's despair at losing his team was writ large across him and he's forced to recruit those he may not be able to rely on to save whoever was left.

The only difference now is that he's not portrayed as single-minded as relates to saving his colleagues. The loss of one life, whoever it is, is a failure to him. He continues to walk the tightrope and he just about manages to stay alive but he's also failed along the way. The thousands of lives that Solomon Lane claimed as Hunt pursued him before Rogue Nation will haunt him and they do, as does the man who killed those people.

He has no choice but to keep going, in the belief that he can save everybody. Perhaps because nobody else can or nobody else will. Whoever he has to face off against will have to go through him.

"What difference does it make?" he asks as he's questioned about who's following him in London. He doesn't really care what the answer is and neither should he.

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