Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a movie review, because I’ve been busy writing when the kiddos are sleeping. Yet, I’d wanted to see the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation since the preview. Finally took time off this weekend for a date night with my hubby.
We’ve watched all the other Mission Impossible movies together, so I wanted to continue the tradition.
In this latest Mission: Impossible movie, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must prove the Syndicate’s true existence and bring the organization down. Not so easy when even the director of the CIA played by Alec Baldwin doesn’t believe him. Ethan is on the run, hunted by both his government and the Syndicate, and the vulnerability of the character was refreshing – instead of being perfect – he errs twice.
Simon Pegg is in this movie continuing his role and a wonderful comic relief.
One thing this new movie does is have a powerful female character. Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust. Yay! Some of the other movies have a weaker female, but this one had me smiling and wanting to know if Rebecca’s character will be in the next movie.
Now after all this praise, I did have a few problems. The villain, Sean Harris as Solomon Lane wasn’t given enough screen time. The terror of this villain wasn’t quite reached. And the final scene was too contrived. I would have liked to have seen Tom Cruise’s character face off with Sean Harris’ in more fighting before Solomon Lane picked up the gun. I think it would have made a more traumatic ending and the movie-goers wondering how Ethan Hunt was going to escape.
My rating 4.5/5 stars
And in case you’re thinking I’m bias, I’m not. Rotten Tomatoes gave Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has a rating of 93% positive reviews.
So the next Mission: Impossible will have me in the ticket line. Paramount has already confirmed that a sixth and seventh film are in development. And please bring back Ilsa Faust!
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.