Tom Cruise, reprises his role as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt. As well as Jeremy Renner as Brandt, Simon Pegg as Benji, Ving Rhames as Luther. In addition, the film stars Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin and Simon McBurney. The veteran cast, as well as the new cast, gave amazing performances. With the veteran cast topping their performances from the previous films. But the real kudos goes to Cruise, who not only took his character even further but topped himself in terms of stunt performance. For the opening scene where Ethan Hunt climbs on the outside of a flying airplane (an Airbus A400M), Cruise performed the sequence without the use of special effects or a stunt double. At times he was suspended on the aircraft 5000 feet in the air (1.5 kilometres). Cruise stated in an interview that it was his intention was to do the stunt in a way to outdo himself after the Burj Khalifa climb stunt in the previous film. To capture the action, a wind-resistant custom frame for the camera was built and mounted onto the left wing of the plane. Eight takes of the stunt were filmed. McQuarrie was very concerned that the actor could panic out of the sudden but was assured by Cruise not to stop the filming each take until the stunt routine has been finished. On top of that, Cruise himself was injured six times during the making of the movie. So bravo Mr. Cruise!
Simon says Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation receives:
Also, see my review for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.