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We are just a few days away from the release of Mission: Impossible-Fallout and it's safe to say that the hype is real. The movie has gotten heaps of praise from critics and CinemaBlend almost gave it a perfect score. As should come as no surprise, the action scenes from director Christopher McQuarrie are getting the most praise, with the film possessing some next level action. McQuarrie's work on the film has especially impressed Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, who took to social media to gush about how nuts Fallout is.
Rian Johnson proved that he knows a thing or two about filming action in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which has one of the best action scenes in the whole franchise, but even Johnson admits that Christopher McQuarrie is leagues above everyone else. Johnson wrote on Twitter that the action in Mission: Impossible-Fallout isn't just spectacle or cool stunts (though, I'm sure there's plenty of the latter courtesy of Tom Cruise), but it's great filmmaking. According to Johnson, McQuarrie's action is filled with tension and clarity, urging everyone to bow down before him.
Well, almost everyone. Johnson follows up his post with a quick reminder that George Miller is still the immortal master of all action. McQuarrie, however, reigns as king of the mortals.
Miller cemented himself as one of the best action directors ever with the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, the best action movie to hit theaters in the last decade. That movie created huge waves when it came out in 2015, even scoring a rare Best Picture Oscar nomination for a genre film. Will Fallout be the first true successor to this action gem? Tough to say, but it is worth mentioning that some critics did compare Fallout to Fury Road in initial reactions.
Mission: Impossible-Fallout sees Tom Cruise return as Ethan Hunt, who once again finds himself on a mission to save the world. Joined by Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Simon Pegg, Cruise's Hunt must face the fallout of a decision he made during a previous mission and prevent the organization known as the Syndicate from unleashing a nuclear arsenal.