Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film co-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series. The film stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, and Alec Baldwin with Cruise, Renner, Pegg, and Rhames reprising their roles from previous films. Rogue Nation is produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams, and David Ellison of Skydance Productions.
CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.
Why It Rocks
- This is an amazing follow-up to the four Mission Impossible films that it contains everything you love about the previous movies: Suspense, mystery, drama, intelligent action & plot. It also keeps the charm and charisma and as well as the source material of the series, which were still faithful to the series.
- The opening scene. IMF agent, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), is seen dangling from the door of an Airbus, already adrift in the air as it ascends even further to the skies, and stealing nerve gas being that was carried Chechen terrorists on the plane is an exciting way to start the movie.
- Many actors, such as Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, and Alec Baldwin gave amazing performances as Ethan Hunt, William Brandt, and Alan Hunley.
- Excelellent editing, that it still has great transitions between scenes.
- Amazing pacing.
- The soundtrack that was composed by Joe Kraemer is superb with many subtle bursts of the Mission Impossible theme.
- Masterpiece cinematography.
- The film introduces Solomon Lane, who is a great villain that is a former MI6 agent who went rogue and after Atlee created The Syndicate, a mysterious international and powerful terrorist organization that consists of former government agents who faked their deaths, betrayed their countries and became his assassins and operatives.
- Every action scene in this movie was breathtaking and there will be moments when you would just want to get up and start clapping, such as:
- The scene where Ethan goes on a bike chase to defeat the minions at the highway and the countryside roads in the desert.
- They did a good amount of the stunts with no CGI and that will make you appreciate the action even more.
- There are egregious product placements, especially with Microsoft, such as a scene where Benji plays Halo 5: Guardians, which was pretty ironic since the game wasn't released until October 2015,
The film was acclaimed by critics, audiences, and fans alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has a rating of 93% based on 312 reviews and an average rating of 7.48/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence—and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal." Metacritic gives the film a score of 75 out of 100 based on 46 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation grossed $195 million in the U.S. and Canada, and $487.7 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $682.7 million. It had a worldwide opening of $121 million and an IMAX worldwide opening total of $12.5 million (the third-biggest of July behind The Dark Knight Rises, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
- Tom Cruise performed the sequence where Ethan Hunt climbs on the outside of a flying airplane (an Airbus A400M) without the use of visual effects or a stunt double. At times, he was suspended on the aircraft five thousand feet in the air.
- Tom Cruise was injured six times during the making of this movie. Yes, really.
- The original release date was set for December 25, 2015. However, Paramount Pictures pulled forward the release date to July 31 to avoid competition with Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- This is the first "Mission: Impossible" film in which every member of Ethan Hunt's IMF team is a veteran of at least one previous installment in the franchise.