By Ellie G
Yes, another Mission that is deemed impossible and it’s left to the IMF to crack it. Well, sort of.
Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation follows it usual plot. Opening up with an epic stunt by the lunatic that is Tom Cruise. As someone who is scared of heights this one particularly had me open-mouthed gaping at the cinema screen. And when you realise he shot it 8 times; it just leaves you speechless.
Rogue Nation takes a slightly different route to the others and as usual it’s nothing original. After the incidents in Ghost Protocol, Ethan Hunt finds himself wanted by an unknown organisation he has been tracking known as The Syndicate. After his receptionist in London is killed by their leader Solomon Kane, played excellently by Sean Harris (The Borgias, Prometheus) Ethan decides to pursue them.
All the while in Washington, his colleague William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) is trying to keep the IMF going as the head of the FBI, played by Alec Baldwin, attempts to have it dissolved. He is successful and technically the IMF no longer exists. Thus, Hunt finds himself trying to evade the FBI all the while tracing the mysterious Syndicate.
And of course there is the usual female side-kick helping Hunt along the way. This time it is played by Rebecca Ferguson. Her character, Ilsa Faust, is a torn MI5 agent who hasn’t quite decided whose side she is on. Considering I usually hate the female roles in Mission Impossible as they are extremely weak; I actually liked Rebecca Ferguson’s performance. As a viewer, I warmed to her character as she is actually pretty central to the plot rather than simply being a damsel in distress.
With Hunt alone and on the run it is up to his colleagues: Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and of course William Brandt have to decide whether to aid Ethan in his pursuit of this anti-IMF. Of course let’s face it, Mission Impossible is all about the big stunts. Unfortunately, the second stunt in the movie is a little underwhelming. Considering, Tom Cruise taught himself to hold his breath for over 6 minutes underwater the bad CGI background makes it look fake. The 120-feet dive into the scene is still awesome though.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation offers its previous fan-base absolutely everything you could want. It remains honest and staunch in it aims to just entertain. It’s humour and utter ridiculousness amuses you while the action and stunts leave you in awe. It’s still enthralling and great when you can go to cinema and see it, especially in IMAX.
Mission Impossible 6 has already been announced so it won’t be long before we see the team back together. Looking forward to see what’s stunts they come up with to top this.