Be it the aforementioned jump. Or the motorcycle and car chase that ends up with a spectacular escape for Hunt. All this leading up to the last scene shot in Kashmir where Hunt finds himself in a helicopter which he can hardly control. All this intricately woven in a plot that reveals on twist after another. All this made possible through brilliant casting where the characters are more than acrobat performing bodies. Each one of them having adequate depth for you to root for them.
All this makes Mission Impossible: Fallout the best in the six-movie series. It’s not just the stunts that make this movie a delight. It’s the emotional turmoil that each character faces. Specially Hunt who is dealing with the ghost of his failed marriage. And his internal doubts about his role in this world gone mad.
There’s a scene where IMF Secretary, Hunley, tells Ethan Hunt the reason why he believes the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is necessary. Why he believes that Hunt is necessary. That he will always make the hard choice to save the life of one person at the potential cost of millions. Hunley’s implication in this scene isn’t that Hunt or his team will let millions die in order to save one. But that they will save one and do everything in their power. And beyond, to save the millions as well – to achieve the impossible because they will it to be so.
During the film’s ending, as Hunt struggling to fly a helicopter spiraling wildly out of control, he urges himself, “you can do this, Ethan. Come on, you can do his.” He’s afraid. He’s vulnerable. He’s scared. It is this underlying vulnerability that makes Ethan Hunt more human. More accessible. More ordinary. In spite of the not so ordinary circumstances, he finds himself in. It’s a must watch!