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Below, Luke Doyle, Jasmine Curry and Luke Carruthers review Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and a follow up to the 2011 blockbuster Mission: Impossible; Ghost Protocol.
In the film, we meet Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) just as the IMF is being disbanded. He sees that there is an anti-IMF super terrorist group known as the Syndicate. The problem is that he’s the only one that believes they exist. Into the picture comes Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) who seems to be on both sides. What follows is a high-octane spy caper that will keep you guessing until the end.
Rogue Nation has a lot of great stunts and sequences. One sequence that I particularly liked was set underwater, with some creative POV shots. Cruise is not a fan of green screen effects and likes to do his own stunts, which really pays off in the opening scene where he really hangs from a Russian spy plane by his fingertips. Overall, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is a very welcome addition to the long-running franchise. With great performances by Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, some brilliant chase sequences and a lot of stunts, it’s definitely worth a watch.
I was given the opportunity to visit a press screening of the latest Mission Impossible move I’m going to elaborate my perspective on this film. The film had a lot of plot twists and, like most action films, it was about blowing up things and killing people but it also had heart-touching moments as well as moments that had you on the edge of your seat.
The scene that most caught my eye was when the actress Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust was at an opera but was she sitting in the audience? No of course not, she was on stage hiding in a prop while the opera was taking place waiting with her gun to do a mission. I found that comical but it was nerve-wracking too because the music made it more intense and built it up
Tom Cruise put on a good show but Rebecca Ferguson was the star for me as she made her role seem believable and was always on her guard. Her character was very smart and had great nerve – it was inspirational to see such a strong female lead who shows no fear. I would definitely rate it a five out of five. It has many plot twists and inspirational moments. If you’re an action lover then this is for you. Also, it really challenges the brain and makes you think.
You better have a good friend with you as you watch this movie as it has some hand-gripping moments and some “OMG, did you see that ” moments. I strongly recommended it.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is your basic action movie concept except with a reputation to exceed, which I believe they did and quite terrifically too. Basically, the storyline is the ‘Anti-IMF’ are out to destroy the IMF. That’s as simple as I can put it. There were a few shots that I thought were incredible. Obviously, there’s one point at least which leaves you thinking “how the hell did none of those bullets hit him” or “have the enemies ever used a gun before.”
I liked the cinematography, mostly because in the fight scenes you could actually see what was going on rather than the usual fights in which you think they have the camera strapped to a five-year old and told him to go wild. Overall, I enjoyed the movie with its good sense of humour and intense moments. If you want to go see a fun, serious and exciting movie, I recommend it.