Another exciting instalment in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation follows Ethan Hunt and his team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organisation committed to destroying the IMF.

To be quite honest, I always loved the Mission: Impossible movies. They were always action packed and never ceased to amaze the audience, especially with the live action stunts performed by Tom Cruise without CGI and stunt doubles.

With it’s fifth instalment bursting onto our cinema screens with another surge of adrenaline coursing through our veins. Essentially, this film can be seen as Hunt’s team attempt to keep IMF up and running as without it, the world wouldn’t be as we know it.

Much of the films strength comes from Cruise’s ability to lead his co-starts through an action packed film and from how well the film was pieced together with the film’s camera work as well as the physical and comedic achievements of the cast. And since it’s an action film, logic is spread thin as we are pulled into a world where basically anything is possible and there’s more of a focus on what stunts are achieved underneath the thinly spread story.

I was a little disappointed that Renner’s character of Brandt was caught up in a constant political debate as it would’ve been good to see him taking part in the action as much as Cruise and Pegg were. But there’s no question of Cruise’s commitment to the franchise over the last twenty or so years since the original film was released in 1996. We’ve grown with Cruise’s character, stepping between years with each mission he takes, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be slowing down anytime soon and that definitely shows in Rogue Nation as Cruise grips onto the side of an aircraft flying at 5,000 feet in the opening moments of the film.

It’s an edge of your seat action film that keeps you guessing the outcome, which ultimately felt a little flat compared to it’s predecessors, but one thing that lifted the ending was the definition of where Rebecca Ferguson’s loyalties lay as her character constantly shifted throughout the film in regards to where she stood. This made her a stand out character in the film that had her fair share of action sequences, also.

With each Mission: Impossible film, they step up their game. Now, we’ll just have to wait to see what excitement that next instalment will bring…

Film-O-Meter: 7/10.


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