[Movie Review] Mission : Impossible Rogue Nation

mission-impossible-rogue-nation-2015-posterAs the iconic music plays, from the first few opening scenes of the new Mission: Impossible movie, Rouge Nation it is clear that it is going to be an edge of the seat nail-biting action movie and one hell of a ride.

Ethan Hunt ( Tom Cruise)  is on the International chase for a terrorist organization composed of Ex-Government agents that have created a virtual Rogue Nation and dubbed it “The Syndicate”.  The Syndicate also want to take down Ethan in a cat – and – mouse game that plays out across the world, using intrigue and expert tactics to outwit and outrun each other.

Following a string of failed missions and some serious collateral damage an incoming CIA chief ( Alec Baldwin) wants to shut down IMF and close down all operations. Calling for Ethan Hunt to surrender, the CIA launch a huge manhunt to bring him in. Not one to come quietly Hunt begins his own mission to hunt down and destroy The Syndicate. Out there country-less he must act alone if he wants to see the end of his arch Nemesis and bring and end to terrorism and chaos.

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With the help of IMF team members Benji Dunn ( Simon Pegg), William Brandt           ( Jeremy Renner) and Luther Stickwell (Ving Rhames) it’s a race against time  before more terrorist attacks are unleashed on the world. Along for the ride is British double agent Isla Faust ( Rebecca Ferguson) leading them right to the heart of The Syndicate; the action not letting up for a single moment.

It’s one heck of a roller coaster and the thrilling stunts make it one nail-biting ride. Tom Cruise is comfortably at his best when racing through city streets in high-speed chases and this makes for some great entertainment. Even more impressive is the fact that Cruise performs a lot of the stunts himself and is a highly skilled driver.Simon Pegg as the IT guy able to hack his way into any complex computer system in the world adds a touch of light humor to the movie in all the right places.

The fifth movie in the franchise written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie  proves that it is a very successful series for all the right reasons. Jam packed with action, peppered with the right amount of humor Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation is certainly one that all action lovers will enjoy.

7/10

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