Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Another Mission Impossible, another two hours dedicated to reminding us that no mission is in fact impossible for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise).

Hunt's IMF has been officially disbanded, nigh on blacklisted, but try telling Hunt that.

Here his self-imposed mission impossible is to uncover and expose a shadowy terrorist organisation known as The Syndicate and in doing so, not just save the world, but the lives and the reputation of his IMF mates.

Welcome back Simon Pegg, always a good man to have on your team, along with Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames.

Alec Baldwin is a new addition, and we like that very much too.

Along with a shadowy organisation, there is also a shadowy woman; handy with her fists, a gun, and a bikini, who is she? And more importantly, who is she loyal to? Or, even more importantly, will she hook up with now oddly single Ethan Hunt.

Hunt will not rest until all his questions are answered.

So has Tom Cruise still got it? Of course he has, he's Tom Cruise!

Doing his own crazy stunts and ensuring Ethan Hunt is still front-and-centre of this popular franchise, he's no fool.

A silly script nicely delivered, peppered with some super fun action set-pieces and pleasing twists and turns make this latest mission impossible a good time at the cinema.

Three-and-a-half stars.

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     Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation:: Director: Christopher McQuarrie:: Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, America Olivo:: Rating: M - Violence:: Running Time: 131 minutes:: Release Date: July 30, 2015

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