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Friday, 07 August 2015 00:00

MOVIE REVIEW - Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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They keep making Mission Impossible flicks, and we keep going.  And that's a good thing.

This franchise has been very good to Tom Cruise over the years and with good reason.  These are pretty darn good movies.  These are basically fun, and entertaining along with being relatively exciting and on target topically.  Being honest all of these movies in this franchise are about 20 minutes too long, including this one.  But it's not a deal breaker.

 

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In this installment, the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) is under fire from the CIA.  They want the IMF disbanded and all of it's assets given to the CIA.  They maintain that the IMF has gone rogue and can no longer be trusted to work in the best interest of national security.  It's simply a power grab.
But the truth is, there is a rogue group out there causing world wide panic, and seem to be mirroring the IMF and other various intelligence agencies.  The IMF is catching the heat, and is ordered disbanded. But our hero Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is still out there at large, and is hell bent on crushing the terrorist organization despite the cease order, on his own and save the IMF.

This is a totally entertaining movie that is well written and borrows many elements from James Bond.  They have successfully created a very likeable hero in Hunt.  And in movie after movie they continue to be smart and develop really nice villains that give movies like this real legs.  This is full of incredible stunts, terrific chase scenes and action galore.


The supporting cast of Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin and  Rebecca Ferguson is really strong.   Ferguson especially is a great addition as she plays a real slick British Intelligence agent with incredible skills and a love thing for Hunt.  Hoping she returns in the movies ahead as they have left that door open.

The stunt you see on the trailer of Cruise hanging on the side of a flying airplane on the outside is absolutely amazing.  Seems all of these movies have their signature scene and this is theirs. Well done and totally enthralling.  A wonderful and driving authentic music soundtrack adds a lot as well and it's always great to hear one of TV's greatest theme songs updated every few years.

Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation. It's good!

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