In the new Tom Cruise action thriller â€˜Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation,â€™ opening in theaters July 30th, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) becomes the CIAâ€™s most wanted ex agent after a mission goes wrong. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the newest installment of the series delivers action packed sequences and a few laughs.
Joining Hunt are William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) on the hunt to eradicate the Syndicate, an international rogue organization highly trained and committed to destroy the IMF.
This new installment to the franchise is easily the best of the series. From the first scene the film delivers with one of its most intricate action sequences. It is safe to say that it only takes five minutes into the film to become hooked.
Huntâ€™s love interest comes in the form of Ilsa Faust played by Rebecca Ferguson, who is a double-agent trying to uncover Lane (Sean Harris) the leader of Syndicate.
Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) the director of the CIA challenges Huntâ€™s ability to take down Syndicate when he decides to shut-down IMF and as consequence forces both Dunn and Brandt to give up their exciting life as IMF agents. Baldwin makes an excellent CIA director, who should have had more scenes with Cruise.
While not every scene features action sequences, they are none the less less entertaining. Though some of the scenes could have been easily bland, the cheesy dialogue is what saves them by obtaining laughs from the audience.
Tom Cruise delivering cheesy lines is definitely one of the highlights of the film.
At the same time, it is nice to see that the plot does not revolve around a guy trying to save the girl. In contrast Hunt eventually confronts the â€œbad guyâ€ in order to save Dunn his loyal friend.
It is customary to foreshadow what is to come in action films, but not with this one. The plot is engaging, entertaining, and trilling.
This is the film you want to spend your money on this summer. All the action featured makes is worth it. Enough to make you want to get up from your couch and press pause on the shows you have been binge watching all summer long.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation reminds us of why we love Hollywood action packed films.