A cryptic message from James Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover the exsistence of a sinister organisation named SPECTRE. With a new threat dawning, Bond learns the terrible truth about the author of all his pain in his most recent missions.
After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.
CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.
When Ethan and Ilsa are talking in the train station and Ilsa suggests they run away together, she tries to justify this reasoning by claiming there will always be people like the villain, Solomon Lane, that will need to be stopped. This is reminiscent of a line Billy Crudup (John Musgrave) from Mission: Impossible III (2006) said to Ethan, when he discusses how the primary antagonist, Owen Davian (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman is like "a weed, and that if he was cut out, two more like him will spring up the next day." See more »
Benji refers to Austria's Chancellor as Head of State, when in fact he is Head of Government. The President is Head of State. See more »
I saw this film on an IMAX screen and I'm glad I did. Although IMAX cameras were not used in the filming, I think the larger screen creates a more immersive experience and the sound was spectacular. But this film would be great in any format.
"Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" is one of the best action films I have ever seen. The story is clever and action packed. The photography is amazing and the music is fantastic.
Much has been made of the stunt work, especially that done by Tom Cruise himself. It did not disappoint. And the action and chase sequences are as exciting as any I have seen.
We can thank the writing for the well-defined and engaging characters. Some Bond films have villains that are rather cartoonish, but in MI:RN the danger feels real, helping to drive the suspense.
The female lead, Rebecca Ferguson, deserves special mention. Her portrayal of Ilsa Faust is a wonderful blend of intelligence, beauty and strength and definitely one of the best in any action film. I can only hope she shows up in the next installment. some of the credit goes to the writers who created the character.
In all, this film offers everything you want in an action film and deserves a "10" for its place in the genre.
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