By Joan Alperin-Schwartz
By Joan Alperin Schwartz
'Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation' is the fifth installment in the' franchise and I think the best one yet.. The film is everything you want in an action film...Great plot, likable and extremely unlikable characters, humor, suspense, surprises, on the edge of your seat car chases, opera (yes opera) and off the chart stunts performed by the film's star, Mr. Tom Cruise. I have to say some of these stunts are truly amazing and Cruise trained for months in order to perform them.. You can't help but admire that kind of commitment.
'Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation' is written and directed by the super talented Christopher McQuarie, who definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to this genre. The plot is simple. The head of the CIA, Hurley (the very funny Alex Baldwin) thinks the IMF have become reckless and dangerous. He orders them to disband and 'come in'. He thinks Ethan (Tom Cruise) and his buddies, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhimes and Jeremy Renner have gone off the deep end. Why you ask?
Ethan believes that there is an organization called THE SYNDICATE, a multinational group of ex-operatives, who are doing their best to create world chaos. This includes killing world leaders and setting off bombs whenever they feel like it. The head of the Syndicate is an ex-British spy known as Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) Hurley thinks this is one big fantasy and as things get more and more out of control, he orders Ethan killed.
Poor guy not only is the CIA hunting him, but Lane and THE SYNDICATE are out to get him as well.. What's a guy to do? Well for one thing team up with a gorgeous double agent, Ilsa Faust) who may or may not be a baddie..
To say anything more about the plot isn't necessary. Just go see 'Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation' which opens in theatres Friday July 31, 2015. You will not be disappointed.I gave the film five bagels out of five because it's THAT good. Love to know what you think.
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