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One of the films that we seem to be forgetting about this year is the fifth entry in the Mission Impossible franchise; Rogue Nation. The fifth film stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt as he and his team attempt to take down an Anti IMF organisation known as the Syndicate.

The first trailer for the film showed us some very cool action, but I wasn't getting a Mission Impossible type feeling from it, this trailer however gave me that vibe and it looks fantastic.

The CIA wants to shut down the IMF, seeing them as more of a liability than a savior. Along with the CIA, Ethan and his team are facing one of their most deadly enemies yet, another team trained in the exact same way as the IMF.

The trailer opens with a spectacular looking set piece of Ethan Hunt diving into a 70,000 gallons of pressurized water without any breathing apparatus. The spy has two and a half minutes to open a hatch of water or else he'll be dead as will his partner Benji (Simon Pegg).

The comes a slew of very impressive looking action scenes, some well timed comedy and a very cool looking movie that may be the best in the franchise yet. Remember when this film was set to release in December? Well the push to July means the filmmakers and studio have great confidence in this film.

One thing that has always been a problem for the Mission Impossible franchise has been the villains, no matter how much I love Ghost Protocol I can't remember the name or goal of the villain. Perhaps the only memorable one was Owen Davian in Mission Impossible 3 played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Hopefully the Syndicate will have some longevity, maybe carry on into a next film?

Of course, we have to talk about the plane scene at the end. A clip we were teased about in the first trailer now has a bit more footage and it looks spectacular. I think it's safe to assume that this will be the huge set piece in the film, much similar to how the Burj Khalifa played a huge role in the fourth film. If you didn't know this before, that stunt was actually filmed with Tom Cruise hanging off the side of a plane, the actor was harnessed to the plane, there's no green screen in that shot.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation opens in the US on July 31st 2015 and in the UK on July 30th.

Do you guys like the newest trailer for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97


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