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Early reactions to Mission: Impossible - Fallout tout jaw-dropping action, Tom Cruise bad-assery

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Jul 11, 2018, 12:43 PM EDT

The Mission: Impossible film franchise has been around for over 20 years, and as it nears its sixth installment, titled Fallout, it shows no signs of slowing down. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie — the only director to return for a second helping of the Impossible Mission Force — the movie brings back everyone's beloved characters, including the new ones we met in the last film, Rogue Nation, as they play a major role once more.

Fallout enjoyed its world premiere in Paris last night, and now early reactions have begun to surface on Twitter, noting that the set pieces are bigger, the action is better, and the emotional resonance is handled nicely. In addition, viewers tout a real showstopping finale that's right up there among the top action movies in recent memory. Based on the information in two tweets, the final cut was supposedly only finished a mere five days ago.

After Syndicate leader Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) slips through the fingers of the IMF, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) finds himself in a race against the clock, trying to prevent a worldwide disaster of nuclear proportions. To make matters worse, the CIA (Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill) are on his tail, with the agency questioning both his motives and his sanity.

Ethan's gonna need all the help he can get from his friends Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames, the only actor besides Cruise to be in every movie so far) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), IMF Secretary Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin), Hunt's wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan), and former MI6 agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson).

And even with their collective aid, there's no sure chance of success. The only missing person is Jeremy Renner's William Brandt; Renner was too busy shooting the third and fourth Avengers movies to reprise his role. 

Should you choose to accept it, here are the early reactions to Mission: Impossible - Fallout...

Mission: Impossible - Fallout will choose to accept its mission in theaters July 27.