Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (review)

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Ethan Hunt may have finally met his match in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation when he faces off against the mysterious syndicate who is causing havoc around the world. Filled with “impossible” action sequences, Rogue Nation is full of non-stop excitement. Tom Cruise does an amazing job reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, who is now hunted by his own country after the IMF has been disbanded. He is now on a mission to try to shut down the mysterious syndicate and its leader, who is always one step ahead of him.

Rogue Nation is incredibly smart and enjoyable. Director Christopher McQuarrie does a great job creating the perfect spy universe where nothing is as it seems.

It is brought together by a great cast including Alec Baldwin, who plays the head of the CIA wanting to take down Hunt for his reckless actions. Simon Pegg returns as Benji and does a great job complementing Tom Cruise with his comedy moments and plays a big part of the movie. Jeremy Renner has a few memorable moments. While Simon Pegg was my favorite character, Rebecca Ferguson easily has the breakout role. She plays a trained double agent who shows she is one tough character and has some of the best scenes in the movie.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a perfect balance of action and story that doesn’t get stale or predictable. The stunts performed in the movie are impossible as they are exciting to watch, including the motorcycle chase sequence shot in real time and the opening sequence where Ethan Hunt is holding onto a moving plane that contains a poisonous chemical. Cruise really outdid himself in the scene, making it look real by really harnessing himself on a plane taking off.

Rating: 4.5/5 Atoms

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.