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How ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Is A Remake Of ‘Skyfall’

Heads up, this article contains major spoilers for Mission: Impossible — Fallout. It also contains major spoilers for Skyfall, but considering that movie has been out for six years by this point, any spoiling is more your fault than ours.

Mission: Impossible — Fallout is a dark, introspective look at Ethan Hunt — his demons, his regrets, his loyalties. It’s very good, and judging by its box office numbers, we aren’t the only people to think so.

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We couldn’t help but notice, however, that it was kinda like another film that took a world-famous spy and set about trying to understand how they ticked: Skyfall.


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And it’s not just thematic similarities. When you put both of these films side by side, the main plot beats almost exactly sync up. For instance, both Fallout and Skyfall start with the heroes hunting down a stolen MacGuffin. In Fallout, it’s a cache of plutonium cores. In Skyfall, it’s a computer drive containing the identities of MI6’s undercover agents.

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