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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Tom Cruise’s Return to Form)

2 years ago by Chris

Rogue Nation is the fifth installment in the Mission Impossible movie franchise. The movie stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner, all in action and working closely as a team. What follows is an interesting plot that sets up impressively throughout entire the movie. Agent Ethan Hunt has become a legend of the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) Agency, yet the government officials now question the psychology of the agent, as well as the methods adopted by his team.

It seems that post Snowden, the IMF is a disappointment. Leading an inquiry into the matter is Alec Baldwin. The actor has some amazing lines throughout the movie. So, while his organization faces scrutiny and the possibility of shutdown, Agent Hunt is busy tracking the Syndicate, a secretive network of former agents that is influencing global events.

This is the mission Hunt receives at the end of Ghost Protocol. For a moment, it has been briefly implied that Hunt may be delusional and is fabricating the threat of Syndicate. But whatever ambiguity existed at the beginning buckles under the necessity to allow Tom Cruise do his thing. The action is brilliantly designed and executed, which is the least you can expect from the MI series. The audience is bound to enjoy the movie’s opera, train stations, and cemetery scenes along with shady meetings taking place from time to time, all of which go perfectly with the storyline.

Lead actors Renner and Rhames are pushed into minor supporting roles, which is somewhat disappointing. And actress Rebecca Ferguson comes closest to matching Tom Cruise’s screen time. She is great throughout the movie.

All in all, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation definitely provides an entertaining ride and marks its 53-year old producer and star’s return to form. This is one movie which has blockbuster written all over it with a capital B and will give you a thrilling ride like no other.

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