Friday, August 7, 2015

Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation : Movie Review

Tom Cruise is back in the latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, and if the last movie "Ghost Protocol" left you feeling a little bit flat, then you'll be happy to know that this puts the series back on track.

Cruise has so much confidence in this one that he even announced Mission Impossible 6 could begin filming as soon as next year on the Daily Show in the USA recently. MI front man Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) leads his team, with original MI alumni Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) along with Benji (Simon Pegg) and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) add to the mix the stunning Lisa (Rebecca Ferguson) and Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin).

The plot is pretty straight forward, the IMF are on a head-on course with a rouge group (Rogue Nation), of ex-spies from various countries who are as highly skilled and deadly as the IMF crew themselves. Whilst the IMF have to survive underground as political red tape sees the US Government hunting them as fugitives also, the two sides play cat and mouse across the world in a game of politics and espionage where misdirected trust is something that could cost you your life.

Simon Peggs Benji character is allowed to shine through nicely and the frequent humoring of Pegg that cinema goers are used to, keep the action flowing and laughs coming at a great pace. Baldwin and Renner also deliver steady performances, whilst I think Rhames was under utilised for someone with such a physical presence on screen. Now to Tom, even though it's so easy for most people these days to knock Cruise down due to his Scientology connection, you can't deny the hard work and talent he seems to bring to the projects he chooses. It's great to see his passion for making an action movie still flows, because the Ethan Hunt character in this series has always been Americas answer to James Bond action thrillers.

My Rating:  Good Blockbuster Action/Thriller - 8.5 out of 10

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