Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 4/5
I’m happy that Tom Cruise is back and making good movies. He’s been doing well with Mission Impossible and the criminally underrated/under-appreciated/under-everything-ed Edge Of Tomorrow: Live. Die. Repeat.
However… this was legitimately good. Not like best movie of the summer good, but definitely top five of the summer good.
I’m a sucker for spy/espionage movies almost as much as I am for heist movies.
A lot of nuts stuff happens that makes you go “That’s nuts and is unrealistic!” but at the same time you find yourself believing it because Tom Cruise is basically a super hero when he is Ethan Hunt.
Fun fact: I’ve been watching these movies since the first one and always thought his name was Ethan Hawke.
There is some real neat cinematography. There are excellent practical effects and stunts. There are lots of swanky setups/payoffs.
The plot is simple enough and you’ve seen it before in spy movies. There is a secret spy organization that is evil and the good secret spy organization needs to stop them. And its really fun to watch because it keeps hitting you with swerves and surprises.
There is a real snazzy opera scene. A thrilling underwater scene. A woohoo car and motorbike chase. The climax involves some awesome non-action. Its hard to dislike anything because its so much fun.
I also think that this one is the funniest of the series. The humour isn’t hitting you over the head, but its more dry delivery of lines and some visual gags. I like that.
Go see it. Tom Cruise does real good Tom Cruise-ing.
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 3/5
- Fantastic Four 1.5/5
- Pixels 1.5/5
- Trainwreck 2/5
- Ant-Man 3.5/5
- Inside Out 5/5
- Ted 2 3/5
- Terminator: Genisys 2.5/5
- Jurassic World 4/5
- Entourage 3/5
- San Andreas 3/5
- Mad Max: Fury Road 5/5
- Avengers: Age of Ultron 4.5/5
To come this summer/year:
- Straight Outta Compton, August 14
- American Ultra, August 21
- Hitman: Agent 47, August 21
- Pan, October 9
- Goosebumps, October 16
- James Bond: Spectre, November 6
- The Peanuts Movie, November 6
- The Martian, November 27
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, December 18
- Before We Go, September 4 (or something?)