Friday, 31 July 2015

Film Review: "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" (2015).

The tagline "Go rogue" is exactly what Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation goes for. This action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series. For their fifth mission, Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Paramount Pictures announced in August 2013 that Christopher McQuarrie would direct the fifth Mission: Impossible film, from a script by Drew Pearce, with Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt. On November 14, 2013, Simon Pegg confirmed he would reprise his role as Benji. In May 2014, Will Staples replaced Pearce as screenwriter. Also that month, Jeremy Renner confirmed he was returning in the role of Brandt, and Cruise said the film would shoot in London, with a later report saying it would first shoot in Vienna in August. In July 2014, Rebecca Ferguson was cast. Alec Baldwin was confirmed to have joined the cast in August 2014, and Ving Rhames was confirmed to be reprising his role of Luther. On September 5, it was announced that Sean Harris was in negotiations for the villain role. On October 2, Simon McBurney joined the cast of the film. On March 22, 2015, Paramount revealed the film's official title Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, along with a teaser poster and trailer.

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!

More Stylish, faster-paced, and loaded with more gripping set pieces, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is another big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works. The eye-candy—from high-tech gadgets to gorgeous people—has only been ratcheted up even more. With each film it gets more ludicrously improbable, but also more fun. It is faster and more explosive. McQuarrie passes his audition for a career as a modern action director. And the film more than makes its bones as an argument for why Tom Cruise should continue in this role as long as his knees, and his nerves, hold up.

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Also, see my review for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how this franchise does it. Just like the fast and furious franchise this one is always good. yet another great movie. must see of the summer

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