Practical Magic
Empire Australasia|September 2018

It’s the realism of Fallout’s stuntwork that makes it feel so vital says Empire contributor.

Olly Richards

THE LAST FORTY minutes or so of Mission: Impossible Fallout are the best you’ll spend in a cinema this winter (winter blockbuster season is now over, so we can say that without worry of looking stupid later). In a masterclass of action directing, editing and acting, Tom Cruise whirls around in a helicopter, at constant risk of smashing into mountains or plummeting to his certain death. All of it, or Cruise’s part at least, was done for real. Not green screen. Not digital doubles. Not even stunt doubles. Just an actor and (probably very nervous) director pushing the action as far as physically possible.

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