Oh my God do I have a good one for you this time! I know you’ll laugh and think I’m just being goofy again, but I’m so not. Finally a movie worthy of summer! Keep reading and you’ll find out just which one of the crop this week is actually worth your royal presence…
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT
Tom Cruise is gloriously back in this sixth installment of the series, and he’s… well, there’s no two ways about it, he’s just an awesome actor (have you seen American Made yet?). It’s true he may be a nutcase, but so what? I don’t care about his private life (as long as he’s not harming anyone)—I’m interested only in his acting talent, and wow, does he have that in abundance. He does a lot of his own stunts, which is cool, but again that’s not what I care about. He’s very convincing as undercover agent Ethan Hunt, who’s this time trying to stop a bunch of psychos calling themselves The Apostles from bombing the world into oblivion. His former nemesis from Rogue Nation, Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), is also mucking around. The plot is unnecessarily complicated, but the pace is so good, and the action so well showcased you’re bound to have a good time. It’s almost as perfect as the first Diehard. Absolutely, definitely a resounding yes! Especially with that brilliant supporting cast, so chock-full of stars: Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill (is that rubber Superman suit getting tiresome, darling?), Vanessa Kirby (of Netflix’s The Crown), Ving Rhames, and Simon Pegg. Check out the trailer:
This is a Netflix rescue from Universal, who pulled it last year from its lineup because… who cares, right? They pulled it and it went into limbo, but Netflix came to the rescue. The story is about a mechanic (Michael Pena) who has a recurring dream about a global catastrophe, and then… s* happens just as he dreamed it. It’s predictable, but that’s not necessarily bad if the acting and script are spectacular. Unfortunately, neither seems to be the case here. The effects are okay, but the script is insipid. There’s also scant chemistry between the two leads (Lizzy Caplan stars as the mechanic’s wife), who are in fact both good actors on their own. The reveal at the end is nice, but can you sit through a blockbuster-wannabe before you get there? Here’s the trailer:
And that’s about all the new flicks that caught my attention for this weekend. Have a fantastic time, and let me know what you chose!