If you were, like me, sick and tired of overblown CGI effects, destruction of earth, superheroes and their superpower, you will have no objection with me saying Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation resurrects what actions film used to be: human actions. I couldn’t stop imagining Tom Cruise‘s cheeky face telling the other film makers, ” see… nothing!”
I am glad seeing MI getting its groove back, MI: 3 likens Craig’s Bond films were getting too serious and depressed, with the last MI: Ghost Protocol. That one was certainly groovy, clever and stunning with Cruise jumping out of Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
MI: Rouge Nation has everything a spy film needs: Spy 101. In other words, who can you trust! Amazingly the plot will carry you up to its conclusion, but without the overdone flashbacks of see, when you…I did…and I knew, and so forth.
The plot in essence is that Ethan Hunt has gone rogue (don’t mix up with Palin’s), and now the CIA director, Alan Hunley(Alec Baldwin) has ordered William Brandt(Jeremy Renner) to track him down and kill him. Hunley closes down IMF. On the other side of the pond, a group of disavowed agents is taking advantages of the defunct IMF, so as to become the New World order of secrecy and assassinations, run by Solomon Lane(Sean Harris) ( I see, he was the geologist in Prometheus (2013). His talented recruit is Ilsa Faust(Rebecca Ferguson). Hunt is reunited with two other teammates, Luther Stickell(Ving Rhames) and Benji (Simon Pegg) for their last mission.
Let’s do a rundown of each actor’s performance:
Ferguson: she is perfect for Hunt! at one point, she gave me the impression of Miss Peel (Diana Rigg) in The Avengers (Brit-TV): witty and pretty.
Baldwin: serious but just not too serious…
Pegg: scenes stealer! as always. His live or die scene was brilliant and incredible to watch.
Renner and Rhames: respectable.
WATCH! … probably the best this summer. (I haven’t seen any summer blockbusters, cause nothing seems worthwhile: time and money.)