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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation- Movie review by Rouén Robinson
By Rouén Robinson
Aug 5, 2018 - 5:58:44 PM

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

An exciting film that works as a fast paced crash course in the hyper reality of the franchise and the characters who inhabit it.

Go Rogue.

After the disbanding of an international espionage organization by its government of origin an agent of that now disbanded organization must now face off against a network of highly skilled operatives from a rival espionage organization while trying to prove that organization's existence to his superiors. To do this the agent must assemble the scattered members of his former team as the rival espionage organization attempts to establish a new world order through an escalating series of coordinated terrorist attacks.

Ethan Hunt is an Impossible Mission Force agent who finds himself 'out in the cold' when the organization is absorbed by the Central Intelligence Agency due to the outcome of a Senate oversight committee hearing and must now prove the existence of The Syndicate with limited resources. Benji Dunn is a former IMF field agent who is now a CIA data analyst who must deal with a weekly interrogation about the whereabouts of Ethan Hunt, but is soon recruited by Ethan to uncover the identity of the man leading the international criminal consortium in Vienna. Ilsa Faust is an undercover MI6 agent who has been disavowed from the British funded espionage organization and is now in the process of infiltrating The Syndicate to stop it from destabilizing the global economic landscape. Solomon Lane is the man in charge of the rogue espionage organization known as The Syndicate and will let nothing stop him from achieving his goal which would make his organization the most powerful independently funded espionage entity on the planet.

2015 was a Summer of Franchises and I have to say that this was one of the best fifth installment for a movie franchise that I had ever had the pleasure of watching. This movie had some of the best elements from the previous installments mixed into a tight story that is mostly successful in the espionage tale it was trying to spin. If Mission: Impossible was the story of Ethan Hunt as a rookie agent finding his own in the IMF with the hint of a legend, then Mission: Impossible 2 was the story of Ethan Hunt as an IMF agent in his prime becoming a legend. Mission: Impossible 3 is Ethan Hunt walking away from the IMF and abandoning his legend, while Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is him returning to the IMF to prove its worth and thus prove his legend. Now in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation he must validate the need for the IMF in the modern world and by doing so show that he is not too old to live up to his own legend. Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg make the perfect comedic team in this action story and Rebecca Ferguson is a great femme fatale with shifting loyalties. Writer & Director Christopher McQuarrie does an excellent job with this spy movie and Joe Kraemer must be highlighted for the near perfect work he did with the music that brought the tension to certain moments with such skill that it made you hold your breath in anticipation. For the Mission Impossible films the order of best to least for me goes MI then MI-Ghost Protocol, MI2 & MI-Rogue Nation and last MI3. I rate this movie a rating of 4 out of 5.


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