Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Review

You have no idea how long I’ve waited for this film! I kid you not!

Ever since they showed those behind the scenes footages of Tom Cruise climbing into a plane while it’s taking off…..and mind you I’m talking about the bootleg ones from over a year ago. I was sold!

MI5 opens this week and here’s why you have to see it!

Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Jeremy Renner plays William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions
Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Jeremy Renner plays William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

The Plot

With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks.

Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Rebecca Ferguson plays Ilsa in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions
Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Rebecca Ferguson plays Ilsa in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

The Verdict

I am so glad J.J. Abrams is still taking care of this franchise. I’ve been in awe of this series since Mission: Impossible 3 because it was directed by Abrams. He only returned in Ghost Protocol as a producer which got me worried but after watching that film, I think with Abrams around at least as a producer, the franchise still retains that same tone it had from the 3rd installment.

It is no different here, in fact if anything, it’s gotten better. Not many people know this but Tom Cruise is actually my favourite actor. I admire him because he does his own stunts, his dedication and his choice of films. Now you’d think that at his age he really should give up on action films but this guy knows how to pick em.

This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. I hadn’t realise till at the end but I was biting my fingernails. Sure the plot-line is pretty standard but I have to say, the trailer has got everyone fooled. The order of sequences is not what you’d expect and the underwater tank scene that’s been featured in the trailers is way more exciting than you’d expect.

The actors deliver on all fronts especially Rebecca Ferguson, who seems to have this mystery about her the entire film. Hey, it’s a spy film right so I guess that works. Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin deliver performances you’d expect from them as experience actors and it was great to see Ving Rhames back in the team. But as always apart from Mr Cruise, the stand out was Simon Pegg. He’s just a brilliant casting who’s character keeps evolving with every film.

Left to right: Alec Baldwin plays Hunley and Simon Pegg plays Benji in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
Left to right: Alec Baldwin plays Hunley and Simon Pegg plays Benji in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Please make a part 6.

By: Elliott Danker

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation opens in cinemas Jul 30

Images courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

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