Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 2015

     Alan Hunley is the Director of the CIA and he persuades a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force).  This is the group with Ethan Hunt, William Brandt, Benji Dunn and Luther Stickell as key team members.  Hunley believes the IMF is too reckless and they don’t have sufficient oversight on their operations.  The disbanding of the IMF leaves Hunt on his own and without backup to track down a rogue organization known as the Syndicate.  This group is killing heads of state, destroying major companies and setting off explosions.
     I like the scenes where a character is acting as a different person with a mask that you can’t tell they are wearing.  They’re a few of those scenes in this film (possibly only one).  I believe that Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson are not riding the motorcycles in a chase scene.  I have only seen the first MI of 1996.  Rebecca Ferguson can do the fight scenes as well as Cruise.  He maintains the MI running style throughout the film.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

131 min, Action directed by Christopher McQuarrie with Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Jingchu Zhang, Tom Hollander, Jesn Hulten.

Note:  Imdb 7.5 out of 10, 93% critic 87% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 4*, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* 1952 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Marrakech, Agadir, Casablanca, Rabat, Morocco; Vienna, Austria; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London, Southampton, Oxfordshire, England.  There is heavy product placement by BMW for the cars and motorcycles except for one Mercedes without the front insignia.  McQuarrie previously worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow of 2014.

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