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From Left Rebecca Ferguson and Right Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”
Tom Cruise returns for another installment of the Mission impossible franchise. An otherwise fun filled adventure with real stunts and beautiful locations that can only be matched with that of its equally beautiful female lead. And bearing no substance to speak of, Rogue Nation picks up right where Ghost Protocol left off and finds the team fighting head on with an organization called the syndicate.
IMF has been once again been shut down as Chief Analyst William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Secretary Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) attend a tribunal for the failed missions under their watch. To which Brandt never confirms or denies the incidents in question while, hunley answers the real questions. Meanwhile, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) becomes the CIA’s most wanted as he continues connecting the dots between British intelligence and the Syndicate with deadly intentions.
After receiving his final mission briefing through a record that rather goofily reveals the enemy. Hunt is drugged and forced to watch Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) kill the IMF record girl (Hermione Corfield). Only to be awakened by “Bone Doctor” (Jens Hulten) and be immediately saved by Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), Which leaves Ethan chomping at the bit for more information, as he still has no idea who she truly is.
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Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”
Tom cruise who has been doing his own stunts in films for years, attempts to top himself yet again. However, after he’s seen hanging from the plane and secures the deadly toxins. Its easily forgotten as the opening credits roll and Ethan Hunt finds himself working through one big set piece after the other. Of note is the opera sequence in which the syndicate attempts to kill the prime minister (Tom Hollander). As it exuberates the artful mind of director Christopher McQuarrie, while still pushing its plot forward.
Rebecca Ferguson who was nominated for a golden Globe for The White Queen is an excellent femme fatale torn between sides. While allowing Tom Cruise to drool over her in the early scenes of the film and easily keeping Faust’s head straight as she maneuvers her character through the espionage. Ferguson’s Faust should be allowed a return visit, as she is easily the most likable of Cruise’s counterparts to come forward yet.
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Rebecca Ferguson in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Natation”
As the beginning of the second act is held entirely by Simon Pegg’s Benji Dunn he is swiftly taken away from his desk to be given his weekly polygraph. Granted, he wasn’t doing much but adding to some well-placed product placement playing Halo 5. However, his CIA counterparts don’t trust him and still believe he is cahoots with wanted man Ethan Hunt. This is albeit true as Dunn is given opera tickets and flies out believing the lie.
Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson have the best chemistry seen in any “Mission” film yet and Cruise has most certainly had his pick of litter. Starring alongside actresses to likes of Thandie Newton, Paula Patton, and Michelle Monaghan to name a few. But no one who has managed to balance femme fatale and the torn-between- sides-agent as well as Fergusson does here.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is a fast moving and outright blast at the theatre, but that’s all it is as the film has no social commentary or anything really to say other than IMF is on its ass once more. Granted, it was this last weekend’s box office leader but that much was clear opening against films like vacation and Adam Sandler’s pixels.