Well today I finally got to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the Mission Impossible franchise which again centers on Ethan Hunt. After the IMF is dissolved, Ethan tries to prove his innocence but uncovering an organisation called The Syndicate a task force designed to execute terrorist acts to break down countries; along the way he meets Ilsa Faust, a British intelligence agent undercover in The Syndicate, who helps him but can she really be trusted? Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.
There are a lot of positives to this film, which include: fantastic action, good acting, a surprisingly good plot, great plot progression and an excellent tone. All the performances in this film are really solid, Cruise is as good as he always is and the rest of the IMF (Pegg, Renner and Rhames) also gave great performances; the stand-outs though were Rebecca Ferguson (who played the bad-ass female flawlessly) and Sean Harris (who played a great villain, there was one moment of overacting but that was it). The plot of this film was all I could've hoped for as it was a perfect action plot; the broad story is fairly simple but the plot points broken down are complex enough to hold a strong sense of intrigue throughout the film, and the action set-pieces make sense with the plot and they weave seamlessly throughout the rest of the film. I just mentioned the set-pieces and they were all I could want out of a set-piece: fun, exciting and memorable. This film stayed true to the tone of the forth a nice blend of action, drama and comedy.
I do have a couple problems with the film and those are that I feel the film was a bit too light-hearted at times and I didn't feel much tension throughout the film. I understand that this is a fun action film and there is going to be humour but sometimes I wish the tone was a bit more dramatic in certain sections. My other problem might stem from the fact that there are now 5 Mission Impossible films so I sort of understand the world or maybe that I have seen too many action films but for me throughout all the set-pieces I didn't feel tense which I should.
Overall I loved this film because of its good plot and enjoyable action, so taking everything I have said into consideration I rate this film: