Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation is a step down from its earlier predecessors but it’s still a witty high action and high energy film that’s almost like a live action cartoon. It’s a well written and fluid rollercoaster ride that doesn’t pull back punches. Although it’s taken from the template of classic espionage movies, it doesn’t distract from the movie.
Hunt (Tom Cruise) is on his own again, the Impossible Mission Force having been dissolved under the CIA’s Hunley (Alex Baldwin) and it’s up to Ethan Hunt to save the day. Mission Impossible doesn’t waste time getting into the action, as cruise famously does his own stunts including a adrenaline rushed scene where he is clinging to a side of a jet. Despite the drama and action there is a great deal of comedy thanks to Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames efforts at comedic relief.
In terms of acting, the cast does its job very well and Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie crafts an awesome action spy thriller that is sure to be the best and favorite of the mission impossible franchise.