By Susan GrangerSpecial to WestportNow
After 22 years, the sixth installment of the escapist spy fantasy “Mission Impossible: Fallout” continues to deliver sheer fun, thanks to charming, charismatic Tom Cruise.
It begins as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) receives an assignment to take out the Apostles, an evil syndicate of international anarchists who are determined to terrorize the world, causing chaos by detonating three nuclear bombs in Jerusalem, Mecca and the Vatican.
At Hunt’s side are his loyal teammates, Luther (Ving Rhames) and Benji (Simon Pegg). They’re joined by IMF boss Alex Hunley (Alec Baldwin), CIA director Erika Sloan (Angela Bassett) and her henchman, August Walker (Henry Cavill).
After capturing radical Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), their challenge is to obtain the plutonium cores from an arms dealer, the White Widow (Vanessa Kirby), and find mysterious John Lark, who wrote the nihilistic manifesto, claiming “the greater the suffering, the greater the peace.”