“The Syndicate is real. A rogue nation, trained to do what we do… An anti-IMF.”
Tom Cruise returns to one of the most recognisable franchises of the last twenty years – Mission Impossible *Cue theme song*
The film retains its spy roots with gadgets and the “Your mission, should you choose to accept it…” line. The action however is modern and up-to-date, on par with any other generic action movie of recent times. The stunts are memorable and exciting (they’re the reason I wanted to watch this film). The story has twists and turns as expected, it’s serviceable – not great, but not bad.
Alec Baldwin plays a meddling CIA agent. Simon Pegg’s comical timing is one of the strongest factors of the film. He has great chemistry with Tom Cruise, who seems to have fun with the role of Ethan Hunt. Jeremy Renner is a welcome return from Ghost Protocol.
As I said earlier it’s the stunts of this movie that are most memorable, but the comedy is also decent. A fair few witty one liners and recurring jokes pepper the 2 hour 11 min runtime.
Ghost Protocol is still the best in the series but Rogue Nation gives it a run for its money. It’s a fun spy film that’s not as serious as Bond or Bourne, but with all the action.
Overall Rating: 7.0/10