Mission: Impossible feels a lot like the little action franchise that could. After relatively humble beginnings as a reboot of a ’60s spy series off the TV, the series has ballooned to become arguably the best blockbuster franchise around, with a relentless determination to do everything it can to kill poor Tom Cruise.
The sixth entry in the series, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is out now, and it’s undeniably the biggest yet – not to mention the best, as we argue in our review. This time Cruise throws himself out of a plane in high orbit, flies a helicopter (himself!) and literally breaks his leg, all for our entertainment.
He’s joined by franchise favourites Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, along with other returning faces including Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan, and Sean Harris. Meanwhile Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby all enter the world of the Impossible Mission Force for the first time, all under the watchful eye of returning director Christopher McQuarrie.
In a sense, the Mission: Impossible movies are old school action flicks, driven by star power and stunts rather than superheroes and franchise recognition, but does the latest give in to that very modern trend for post-credit scenes? Read on to find out.
If you want to watch it at home, if you’re in the US you can grab a digital edition here or Blu-ray and other disc formats here, while in the UK you can get the digital edition here and the Blu-ray or other discs too.
If you missed the last Mission: Impossible film, Rogue Nation, you can grab the DVD for cheap from Amazon or just pick up a box set of every Mission: Impossible film so far.
Is there a post credit scene?
Yeah, sorry about that. We stuck around all through the end credits, and there’s nothing really at the end – no extra scene, no teases, no secret footage. Once Ethan Hunt has finished saving the world (oops, is that a spoiler?), that’s really all you get.
So don’t bother waiting around at the end unless you just want to enjoy a little more of the film’s phenomenal score and give due deference to some of the people that helped put it all together.