“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” – Movie Review

Tom Cruise reprises his role at secret agent Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"
Tom Cruise reprises his role at secret agent Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Directed by:
Christopher McQuarrie
Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin
Released by:
Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, TC Productions
Run Time: 2h 11 min

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By Alain Gayot

Daredevil secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) takes on his most dangerous assignment yet in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Acclaimed screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) directs the fifth installment of the high-action spy series, in which Hunt’s top-secret Impossible Missions Force squares off against the Syndicate, an international league of highly skilled assassins. As the Director of the CIA, Alec Baldwin disbands the IMF — and then proudly reinstates the questionable covert organization after the impossible mission is accomplished.

Cruise insisted on performing some of the stunts himself, such as the opening scene in which he wing walks and hangs on the side of an Airbus A400M. A BMW M3 battles with an armada of BMW S 1000 R motorcycles in chases that look real — because they are. Not everything is the result of CGI magic. A beautiful Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar watch is featured to time Hunt’s three-minute underwater excursion during the impossible part of the mission.

At times appearing in tuxedos, at others as tourists in Morocco, the four musketeers that make up the IMF’s core remain loyal and devoted to one another. Newcomer Rebecca Ferguson delivers a fine performance as Ilsa Faust, an official British spy and less official member of the Syndicate who reports to villain Solomon Lane (Sean Harris).

No matter how goofy the acting is at times, and how improbable the action scenes are, the plot is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film’s two hours fly by, leaving audiences hungry for the next installment. Check out the official trailer below. The film is also available in IMAX.

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