Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation Review

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This is the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. This has been Tom Cruises child for about twenty years now. He plays the lead character Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation just like he has in the past four films, This film starts off with Ethan Hunt fighting mercenaries on a plane. Most of the scene though is him hanging off the side of said plane. This was quite a breathtaking scene even though we have seen it in the trailers. Back in the states Jeremy Renner’s Brandt fights to save the IMF. The super secret organization Ethan and he work for. Alec Baldwin plays the head of the CIA Alan Hundley he wants to disband the IMF because there not being responsible for all the deaths and damage they cause while in the process of doing there jobs. Ethan has to hide in the shadows but also try and keep tabs on and with his fellow IMF friends. Benjamin Dunn played by Simon Pegg is stuck at his desk doing analysis and has to go through weekly lie detector tests. He gets a letter from from an unknown person to go to Vienna with tickets to the opera. He takes an impromptu vacation to Europe on a whim.

Ethan goes to a secret library for special agents of the IMF and get knocked out by nerve gas and kidnapped by his new adversary Solomon Lane played brilliantly by Sean Harris. Under the watch of his captures he meets a beautiful women named Ilsa Faust played by Rebecca Ferguson. She helps Ethan escape but she has reasons for doing so. She hopes he’ll lead her to a secret file she needs. She befriends Ethan and his fellow IMF Agents and end up working with them to find and retrieve the file they need. This leads to one of the main action set pieces in the film. Involving diving down into a huge water tank and holding his breath for three minutes while Bengy goes through the front door and through some other fail safes. After this everything leads to a huge chase seen involving cars and motorcycles.

These Mission Impossible movies have mostly been great. All but,the second have been. They all have different types of stories while all remaining faithful to the source material. The last one Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol was epic in scale. This however has more of a story based feel to it then the last one. The action scenes are breathtaking and heart stopping like others have been in the series, Especially the Burj Khalifa scene in MI:Ghost Protocol. The characters in this film though are what makes the story flow and makes it much more believable then past installments of this franchise. Simon Pegg, adds some comedy relief and Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson are both solid in there respective roles as Ilsa Faust and William Brandt. I give Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation a big See-it. This edition to the franchise is one of the better films after MI;Ghost Protocal in my opinion.

Dan Skip Allen

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