Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Poster

Rogue Nation didn’t raise the bar set by Ghost Protocol, but thankfully it didn’t lower it either.

Rogue Nation sees the return of Ethan Hunt, who has been tracking a string of unusual attacks and is trying to find the rumoured organization, the Syndicate, who is supposedly behind them. No one knows exactly who or what the Syndicate is, but they may be as well equipped and trained as the IMF.

The Good

  • Kick-ass action sequences and stunts
  • Funny, mostly thanks to Simon Pegg, and the movie parodying itself to a certain degree
  • Ethan Hunt meets his match (in more ways than one)
  • True espionage edge-of-your seat thrills (most of the time)
  • A female lead who is a love interest to a certain degree, but also goes toe-to-toe with the boys in every scene she’s in
  • Good performances (which is not surprising considering the people involved)

The OK

  • Somewhat predictable plot
  • A couple of scenes with some iffy CG and green screen
  • They’ve found their formula and they’re sticking to it

 

The Bad

  • Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.

Final Thoughts

Is it just me or is the Mission Impossible franchise the new James Bond? My favourite Bond films are a good combination of exotic locales, action, espionage, and humour (not the biggest fan of the Bourne-esque Daniel Craig Bond), and most Mission Impossible films these days are a good combination of exotic locales, action, espionage, and humour. Rogue Nation thankfully continues this trend, only dropping the ball occasionally on some of its effects, being formulaic and by having a slightly predictable plot.

Overall, if you’re a fan of any of the previous Mission Impossible films, you’ll enjoy Rogue Nation.

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