ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

Ethan Hunt and company are back! You will once again be thrown back into the world of spies, thrilling car chases, and off the wall stunts when Mission Impossible: rogue nation arrives in July. This is the fifth installment of the franchise that was based on the tv series of the same name which followed loyal IMF agent Ethan Hunt as he battled the Syndicate and other threats to national and global security.Tom cruise, the star of the franchise has been having a rough year, especially after a documentary about the Church of Scientology was released which caused a number of negative comments to come his way.The film could be in trouble if that controversy causes the film to under-perform at the box-office, Cruise will have to trust that his fans won't let that prevent them from watching his movies.

Here's the synopsis:

With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, a new threat -- called the Syndicate -- soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation.

Ethan and his team have basically been compromised and labeled as dangerous and expendable by their superiors. They are basically being hunted like animals, and feel betrayed by the organization that trained and molded them into what they are. At the same time they are tasked with bringing down an organization that has been branded as a myth, and therefore doesn't exist. The ending of this film will be critical since it will help set up a new trilogy/sequel. It's not clear if they will defeat the syndicate in this movie given the vastness of the organization and the tone of the trailer.Overall you are in for another action-packed thrill ride that is sure to be full of twists and turns.

Rebecca Ferguson is the newcomer to the franchise and seems to be front and center in the marketing and advertising for this movie. Her character is a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of the syndicate. The trailer tries to keep us guessing about her allegiance in this movie since she is highlighted throughout the trailer. At one point she helps Ethan escape, but then we see her wearing a uniform that is very similar to the syndicate's. It's clear that she is Ethan's female counterpart when it comes to combat based on how she dispatches attackers, we are looking at a new female action action star that could give Cruise a run for his money. The box office will be the ultimate test for this movie even though this franchise has had a steady stream of success.


Mission Impossible is in theaters on July 31, 2015


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