This is the fifth movie in the Mission: Impossible franchise, surely they are running out of ideas? Surely the missions cannot get any more impossible? Surely it will never be able to beat the last? But you know what, I think this might be the best one yet.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is clever, humorous, action-packed and kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole 131 minutes. The movie opens to what would possibly be one of the maddest action sequences that seemed surprisingly realistic (sarcasm). In an attempt to intercept the sale of toxic nerve gas to terrorists, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) sprints across an airport to a conveniently placed hill, jumps onto the wing of a cargo plane and clings onto dear life as the plane accelerates and lifts off while Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) attempts to hack into the plane and open the door, for Ethan to get to safety.
Throughout the promotional tour for this movie, Tom Cruise has been boasting about the fact that he doesn’t have a stunt man and that all the stunts are real. Although he was wrapped in safety harnesses, you have got to give Tom Cruise some credit for hanging off the side of a cargo jet while it takes off and lands.
With each mission becoming even more impossible than the last, Ethan Hunt must take on the Syndicate, an international rogue organisation with incredibly highly skilled members committed to destroying the IMF (Impossible Missions Force). With everything against the small team trying to take on the Syndicate, led by Ethan, they must attempt to be one step ahead of their enemies.
Prior to watching this movie, the trailer was incredibly exciting and built up a lot of anticipation. However, I felt that the trailer told me too much. I was able to tell what would happen in a pretty significant scene of the movie before walking into the cinema. I felt that the trailer spoilt the movie too much and impacted on my viewing of the film.
This aside, this big budget blockbuster movie with an incredible bike chase and top notch cinematography became thrilling, action-packed and brilliantly entertaining. I was engrossed throughout and look forward to the (confirmed) sequel due to begin production in 2016.