Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

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Tom Cruise is here once more for the Mission: Impossible series, and this edition has become the second best of all of them – it seems Cruise is developing a habit of never letting go some of the best action flicks a theatre ticket can let you be a witness to. The script is witty and smart, it packs a shock factor in places, and the movement is effortlessly fast, which is quite a feat to pull off for a movie that borders on more secularity from the organization that Cruise works for, than ever before.

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation sheds a couple of teammates to the CIA because his boss (Alec Baldwin) has shut down the stealth group – as disastrous as that piece of news is to Hunt, he gets on with his daredevil duties. He fercely fights The Syndicate, which has gone from existing as an American group of organized crime to an international terrorist organization, interested in more violence than previously.

There is no sad bunch to the film, even when a babe keeps us guessing, which of the tough guys she will fall for next and opt to be the next shrewd damsel-in-distress in town, as a result. Ethan Hunt is stuck in no man’s land, and has to pull off many dangerous activities all by himself on most days (except when the young lady is there for him in more ways than one, ofcourse) and this includes dodging the CIA.

The organisation is bent on disagreeing there is even any potential harm coming from something called The Syndicate. But then a political assassination takes place, and Hunt gets framed for it, and he doesn’t know who to trust anymore, apart from his gut instinct. This arc sees Hunt go from Morocco to Casablanca, and a lot of English spy-game instincts sets in, as Hunt preparesfor a showdown with The Syndicate. Ethan has problems that are not average-sized and there are too many surprises than can be deemed for most to be comfortable enough to appetite, but that is why this film has come fifth and still become second-generation.

Rating: 8/10.


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