Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Cruises in Style


One action series that delivers consistently is Mission Impossible, and this latest installment is no exception. Different mission, same fun-filled spirit. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation continues the story of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, who is trying crack the case of an anti-IMF syndicate. Tom Cruise is back as Hunt, and so is the rest of the team, including Simon Pegg as Benji, Jeremy Renner as Brandt, and Ving Rhames as Luther. Newcomers Rebecca Fergusson, Sean Harris, and Alec Baldwin join the action to up the stakes.

The Mission Impossible series has been a reliable one when it comes to entertaining blockbuster action with the occasional dramatic flourish. Christopher McQuarrie, director of Edge of Tomorrow, takes the reins and directs a sleek espionage film that’s fun and lively; you won’t regret watching it, but you’ll definitely already know what’s coming. It’s not the best in the series, but it definitely sits close to the top of the action films released this summer.

For the most part, the script fits the standard mission, but nevertheless the flick delivers with its tension, comedy, and incredible stunt work. It’s like going to In-N-Out (or whatever your go-to fast food restaurant is); you know what you’re going to get, but you also know it’s going to be satisfying. Cruise is also all-in for the stunt work in this film, especially hanging off the side of a plane while it takes flight. The practical effects are simply fantastic, and is a part of what keeps this series interesting.

Tom Cruise is Ethan Hunt, and he delivers in this iconic role once again. This is his fifth go at it, and this time around his legend is built up a little more. Hunt is referred to as the “living manifestation of destiny,” a man that is made to execute any mission put in front of him by the powers that be or by his conscience. Fitting description for an action hero, right? Cruise is paired up perfectly once again with Simon Pegg and his exceptional comedic timing and delivery. Rebecca Ferguson joins the team as well, and she sizzles onscreen. Ferguson matches Cruise’s dedication by also doing her own stunt work; which is noteworthy, even if she doesn’t hang off any planes. The cast is a mix that’s made to entertain summer audiences.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is amazing from start to finish. Just like that last sentence, it’s also very familiar. There’s nothing wrong with this flick if you’re looking for a solid summer action film that delivers the goods with a style of its own.




Ben Stiller needs to do another Tom Cruise/ Mission Impossible

Grade: B+



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