Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 1 min / Action - Adventure - Thriller

What is it about?

Ethan Hunt and the IMF are searching for a rogue organization that has infiltrated the highest levels of government. They are highly trained operatives looking to manipulate governments into doing something bad. Like making My Little Pony a national mascot. The problem is that Congress has shut down the IMF at the behest of the director of the CIA. You can't out-act Alec Baldwin. Don't even try! Now Ethan Hunt has gone rogue to destroy this organization known as "The Syndicate" that the CIA thinks is a figment of his imagination. The Syndicate and the CIA are both trying to capture or kill Ethan while trying to get him to do their bidding. Not sure what they really want from Ethan Hunt, but you know from M:I3 that if he dies they'll bring him back because Tom Cruise.

You will like it if...

You like the previous Mission Impossible movies. Rogue Nation has many of the same things previous films in the series have had like good special effects, cool gadgets, crazy stunts, Tom Cruise, etc.. Each film in this series has built on the previous one like LEGOS. The script in this fourth iteration feels a bit more refined. Rather than being an adrenaline packed shoot 'em up that these types of movies usually devolve to, Rogue Nation feels like the total package Lex Luger. The fight scenes, just like the previous films, are shot zoomed in with jump cuts that makes it hard to tell what is going on. They improved the way they shot them compared to the previous Mission Impossible films, but at this point it's like trying to polish a turd. The bad guy in Rogue Nation does a good job for the most part, but at times the actor is uncomfortable in the role. In some scenes he is almost sex offender creepy. In the end Rogue Nation is an above average action movie that fans of the series should enjoy.

Next Week

Fantastic Four and/or The Gift
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