Monday, 31 August 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review (Updated)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Release Date: 30th July 2015 - Australia

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures
Alibaba Pictures Group (in association with)
Bad Robot
China Movie Channel
Skydance Productions
TC Productions

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 131 minutes

Budget: $150,000,000

Box Office Gross: $682,330,139

Plot Summary
With the MIF disbanded, 
and Ethan out in the cold, 
the team now faces off 
against a network of highly 
skilled special agents, the 
Syndicate. These highly 
trained operatives are 
hellbent on creating a new 
world through an escalating 
series of terrorist attacks. 
Ethan gather his team and 
joins forces with disavowed 
British agent Ilsa Faust, who 
may or may not be a member 
of this rogue nation, as the 
group faces their most 
impossible mission yet.

Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner - William Brandt
Simon Pegg - Benji Dunn
Rebecca Ferguson - Ilsa Faust
Ving Rhames - Luther Stickell
Sean Harris - Solomon Lane
Alec Baldwin - Alan Hunley
Jens Hulten - Janik Vinter
Simon McBurney - Attlee
America Olivo - Turandot
Rupert Wickham - Austrian Chancellor
Tom Hallander - Prime Minister

Story/Screenplay/Director -
Christopher McQuarrie
Based on Television Series:
Mission Impossible - Bruce Geller
Story - Drew Pearce
Producers - J.J. Abrams, Bryan
Burk, Tom Cruise, David
Ellison and Don Granger
Production Designer - James D. Bissell
Cinematography - Robert Elswit
Stunt Coordinator - Wade Eastwood
Film Editor - Eddie Hamilton
Visual Effects Supervisors -
Kee-Suk 'Ken' Hahn and
David Vickery
Writer: Theme from Mission Impossible -
Lalo Schifrin
Music - Joe Kraemer

In 2011, I first got into the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series when I first saw the fourth movie GHOST PROTOCOL (click here) at the cinemas and began reviewing each of its three previous instalments from the ongoing film franchise. Now that I've seen all five of them, there's no denying that I would rewatch ROGUE NATION and revisit the series to see all of its spy-fi action again. Throughout the years, the series at first was controversial among fans and few of the actors from the well-known classic TV show since 1996 with the release of the first movie by Brian DePalma. Now J.J. Abrams created a new vision in the third and then the fourth instalments which helped resurrect the series and career of its leading actor Tom Cruise. ROGUE NATION embedded the deep-seated blockbuster mayhem strings together which continues the series resurgence through its remarkable plotting and action sequencing. Nothing in the movie gets undermined by the plausibility of Christopher McQuarrie's direction.

The continuation of the acting is remarkable to come from Tom Cruise who is a seasonable acting veteran of all time and has been in the series for almost 20 years. While being his devotion, he appeared to have signs of ageing, although I must say for a man in his 50's, he is still looking youthful and healthy. The other actors like Simon Pegg continue to be the comic relief and Rebecca Ferguson is on a great career path as she becomes the film's leading lady. It is Sean Harris who takes a gander in delving the maliciousness into his major villain role similar to how Phillip Seymour Hoffman did it without being hammy in the third instalment (click here). 

ROGUE NATION is still in the same vein as the fourth film but whether it's successful or not, it did blend the elements that were originally used in the previous instalments. This is one movie that you may not want to miss and features Tom Cruise in fine form.

Star rating: (8/10) Very Good Movie

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