Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation: Movie Review
"Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation" turns out to be one of the best films in the series. It proves to have the most intimidating villain in recent years and the best action set pieces seen yet. "Rogue Nation" is an action tour-de-force with a lot of smarts, humor and wit that clearly exemplify what action movies should aspire to be.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) finds himself in a heap of trouble when he discovers that an international rogue organization called the Syndicate is out to get him. Hunt believes that the Syndicate is composed of presumed dead or missing agents from around the world and are causing catastrophic events to gain control little by little. Worse for Hunt, the IMF has just been disbanded no thanks to the CIA Director's thinking that their group has caused more trouble than maintaining peace. As Hunt goes rogue, he is to take his most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate and restoring the IMF to its former glory.
Awesome. Crazy. Fun. "Rogue Nation" is one heck of an action film to experience. It has all the epic set pieces you expect from a high-budget film. It has the glitz and the glamour of its all-star cast. But what's even better is that it has a lot of heft and depth that proves its weight standing out. The movie is a well-balanced mix of serious action, humorous quips and dare we say an intellectual plot. But what we loved most are two things, cinematography and Sean Harris. "Rogue Nation" bombards you not only with action but with different kinds of perspectives. There's the dizzying motorcycle chase or the deep dive sequence where you take a first person look into being Hunt himself. It's this creative and different feel that makes it all more immersive. As for Sean Harris, his character is on our top villains list of all-time. Let's just say this is one tough fight for our protagonist. Overall, "Rogue Nation" proves to be an astounding and well thought out movie. One that catapults this series to even further heights.
Rating: 4 and a half reels
Why you should watch it:
- action sequences are immersive and epic
- this film has one of the best villains we have seen in years
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- stumbles slightly with its "impossible" scenario
Labels action, Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Mission Impossible, movie review, Rebecca Ferguson, Rogue Nation, Sean Harris, Simon Pegg, spy, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames