Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Posted on August 6, 2015

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – Say what you will about Tom Cruise, he knows how to do these movies. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his IMF group have been defunded and the CIA is taking over. Hunt and team mates Benji (Simon Pegg), Luther (Ving Rhames) and William (Jeremy Renner) have to go it alone to track down a syndicate intent on killing off world leaders. At one point, unexpected help comes from disavowed M16 agent Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson) but it’s not exactly clear whose side she’s on. You just can’t trust anyone.

Cruise is known for doing a lot of his own stunts. This starts with him hanging onto the outside of a moving plane. Most impressive is when he ratchets himself up a pole while handcuffed. There’s a motorcycle chase that’s impossible and a bike crash he could not possibly survive. It’s very high tech, sometimes very intense, and always major fun. Mission Impossible 6 is in the works.

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