‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ movie review

By: | Updated: August 7, 2015 7:00 PM

'Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation' starts off with the invincible Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) being assigned an 'impossible' task of retrieving a package from a well guarded plane...

Mission: Impossible Rogue NationPhoto from ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’, courtesy Paramount Pictures.

Sleek and stylish, ‘Mission Impossible’ movies have been a rage among those who like to get the adrenaline rush watching some of the mind blowing action scenes featuring the charming Tom Cruise. With the last part of the series, ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ failing to live up to expectations, let’s see what the latest film ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ has in store.

The film starts off with the invincible Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) being assigned an ‘impossible’ task of retrieving a package from a well guarded plane, by the Head of IMF (Impossible Mission Force) William Brandt along with his partners in crime Benji (Simon Pegg) and his friend Luther (Ving Rhames). After successfully completing the assignment, Ethan Hunt is later hunted down by a group of highly skilled terrorists who torture him to extract information. However, he manages to make an escape with the help of Ilsa Faust, a member of this terrorist group.

On the other hand, IMF is in trouble and Brandt (Jeremy) tries to save IMF by telling the jury about the terrorist organization The Syndicate. But CIA Head Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) refutes the existence of The Syndicate by claiming it as a ‘figment of Hunt’s imagination’. Moreover, Alan also sends a team to find Ethan Hunt and orders a weekly polygraph test on Hunt’s friend Benji (Simon) to discover the whereabouts of Hunt. But, Ethan Hunt goes underground for over six months and manages to contact Benji and invites him to an Opera performance in Vienna. However, the performance leads to a lot of mayhem resulting in the death of prominent personalities and Hunt is  saved by the mysterious Ilsa. Hunt is termed as an international fugitive after Vienna fiasco and the only way he can save his life is to prove the existence of ‘The Syndicate’.

‘What Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ boasts of is some mind blowing performances. It’s a well known fact that this is a Cruise film all the way, however, it is Sean Harris as Soloman Lane and Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa who shine in the film. On the other hand, Rebecca Ferguson is a delight to watch on screen. It is rare to find a woman playing a strong role in a Mission Impossible film but Rebecca pulls off the role of Ilsa confidently and her smooth action moves make her every bit a match for Hunt aka Tom Cruise. Though Tom Cruise continues to reign as ‘Ethan Hunt’, ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ hails the actor as a kind of superhero with many terming him as a ‘manifestation of destiny’.

‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ is high on entertainment quotient. For Tom Cruise fans, the film provides ample of ‘edge of the seat moments’ and is a visual treat for action lovers.
Rating: 3.5/5

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