Anybody see MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT?
Everybody told me it was the best one. I was excited to see it and came away disappointed. Disappointed and confused. I’m not a dim guy but I had no idea what was going on in the plot. None.
Well, there was some plutonium. And two women.
Who looked EXACTLY alike! Same color hair. Same unusual mouth. I didn’t realize there were two of them until late in the movie. Imagine my bewilderment!
Am I the only one? I mean, I was able to follow TINKER TAILER SOLDIER SPY and that was a plot and a half.
They kept throwing twists at me until I had zero idea which people were on his side and which ones were on the bad guy’s side. Every henchman had the same build, wardrobe and facial structure. The plot, or my ability to keep the plates spinning, went flying out the window fairly early on. After that it was just a ride. A fun one with cool chases, but story?
I imagined the studio executive reading the script, thinking, “What the hell is going on here? If I tell ’em I’m confused, they’re gonna say I’m stupid. I’ll stay mum and pray they know what they’re doing. But, whoa, this’s like following a single strand of spaghetti through an Olive Garden-sized bowl of pasta.”
Who was the bad guy? He or she or they seemed to morph and change and waver, like a wisp of cigarette smoke in a barely lit room. Hard to see or remember.
And, hey, read my book! One bad guy’s name was LANE. Another one was named, I swear, LARK. I never knew which was which. I’m old and decrepit and have two feet in the grave, but please: LA** as two characters’ names? Why not LANE and LAIN, to make it more entertaining?