Review of the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson.
( 1 VOTE )8.7
The Mission: Impossible franchise seems to be going from strength to strength as Tom Cruise once again returns as super-spy Ethan Hunt in the explosive fifth installment.
Following directly on from the events in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation sees the IMF’s once great name tarnished in the wake of events in Moscow and San Fransisco – and to make matters even worse, a new enemy is reaping havoc around the world, one that the CIA refuses to acknowledge the existence of.
Known as the Syndicate, or an anti-IMF, this terrorist organisation is proving to be the most formidable enemies Ethan Hunt (Cruise) has ever faced – and no thanks to CIA director Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) recent actions that resulted in the IMF’s disbandment, Ethan Hunt is forced to take his team off the grid in order to stop this terrorist organisation.
Christopher McQuarrie, the genius writer behind The Usual Suspects (1995) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014), once again teams up with Tom Cruise, this time helping Cruise take the spy franchise to new heights…literally (you may remember the trailer showing a certain Hollywood heavyweight holding onto a plane as its takes off).
Tom Cruise, the undeniable king of all things action, proves why he’s one of the greatest action stars in history, as he takes his character of Ethan Hunt to new levels of extreme that provides us with an action packed roller-coaster that grips you from start to finish.
Hanging off a military plane at 5000ft, an adrenaline fueled car chase through the small streets of Casablanca, and a new female action star in the form of British actress Rebecca Ferguson, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has all the components for an action-packed blockbuster worthy of its ticket price.
Franchise stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames reprise their roles as fellow IMF agents alongside Cruise – a definite summer movie must see this year!