Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation Featured

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Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Alibaba Pictures Group, Bad Robot and TC Productions present a 131 minute, PG-13, 3D, Action, Adventure, Thriller, directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie with a theater release date of July 31, 2015.


Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) are all still working together for the IMF. One problem, a secret organization known as the syndicate headed by Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) is trying to take down the IMF along with Ethan Hunt. One other problem, Hunley (Alex Baldwin) head of the CIA is meeting with the United States Senate to shut down the IMF. He believes their organization is built on false pretenses and has done more bad than good and blames almost everything on Hunt.

When Hunt is captured by Lane and his men he is held captive in a secret location. His first visual when he gains consciousness is that of Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson) and by the looks of it she is about to torture him for information that is until Lane’s men come in and take over. Moments later Hunt is free and on the run not only from the Syndicate but the CIA as well who refers to him as an international fugitive. He finds an allegiance in Ilsa but unsure if she can be trusted. Hunt has disappeared and not likely to be found by anyone unless he wants to be. When he becomes aware of a potential sighting of Lane at the Vienna Austria Opera House he enlists Benji’s help.

From London, to Austria to Casablanca Morocco the plot thickens the players get more plentiful and the now the CIA wants Hunt dead. The IMF needs to find Lane first so as to prove to the U.S. government that the Syndicate actually does exist and is responsible for much of the world’s terrorism. Yet in order for Lane to continue he needs the information of the funds held within the ledger and once he receives that information only one person can open it through eye, hand and voice recognition. Hunt must return to London in search of the Prime Minister’s help whether welcomed or not. In the end the agents all did what they could for a friend with no time to think in desperate times for desperate measures. Remember to never throw rocks at glass houses or in this case bullets at glass boxes either way the end result is bad luck for some but for others time to celebrate.

I definitely enjoyed this film although I didn’t think the 3D was necessary yet IMAX is a plus especially during some of the car and motorcycle chases. I thought the direction was superb along with the writing which adds a number of intriguing twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed the last Mission Impossible a bit more than this one even though I did like this film too. A great score with some brilliant cinematography and this film is definitely visually appealing as well as spot on with the music that helps hype so many of the thrilling moments in the story. Action ensues in the film from the moment it starts to moment it finishes and where there is no action some great dialogue takes over.

Cruise is once again masterful in this role as you can tell he really throws himself entirely into his character. Ferguson is kick ass as well and extremely easy on the eyes but don’t let those looks fool you this woman is exciting in so many ways. Pegg brings the comic relief and is a perfect mix between amusing yet intelligent. Renner is tough and intriguing as is Baldwin but Rhames seems to just fade into his scenes most of the time bringing very little substance to his character. Harris does a nice job as the villain but I thought his accent kind of fades in and out at times. Lots, of extras and some supporting roles but for a good two hours of plot and action this film is worth seeing with 3 paws out of 4 by Jon Patch.

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