Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – Rebecca Ferguson plays the role of Ilsa Faust in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.”
Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin
9 out of 10
By Jack McAuslan ’16
It seems as though the action-spy series “Mission Impossible” has been around since I was born, and the series is now on it’s fifth film, titled “Rogue Nation.”
In “Rogue Nation” the IMF, or Impossible Mission Force, is successfully disbanded, making Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, an outlaw.
Despite becoming a wanted criminal of the United States, Hunt becomes involved with a mysterious terrorist organization called The Syndicate and is forced to stop it from fulfilling its evil plan.
At first, “Rogue Nation” seems to be another one of those classic spy movies where the good guy is being blamed for bad things happening and some weirdo in a black trench coat messes everything up for the good guy, but he still somehow manages to win.
As the movie goes on, however, you begin to realize just how unique this movie is, and what makes it great.
In the last “Mission: Impossible” movie, Hunt is forced to climb up the tallest building in the world with some gloves and no harnesses.
This seems easy compared to some of the seriously impossible missions that Hunt is forced to complete in “Rogue Nation.”
Among a few are jumping into the cooling system of a nuclear power plant with no oxygen tank so that Benji can walk down a hallway without being tasered and arrested.
Besides the extremely intense missions that truly seem impossible and could even end the life of at least one of the movie’s star characters, one of the best aspects of this movie is the villain.
The Syndicate is so mysterious that many of the people in the movie don’t even think it exists.
Throughout the movie, despite the old cliche about the good guy always wins, I really didn’t have much hope for Hunt and the recently disbanded IMF.
The only thing I don’t really care for in this movie is the blatant product placement for a certain car company and a certain software company, both of which will go unnamed.
Anyone who watches the movie well know which companies I am talking about, as there are hardly any scenes in the film without a product from either of them.
“Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation” has nonstop action and a mysterious plot that keeps the audience interested throughout.