The much anticipated flick has been written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, his successful association with Cruise after ‘Valkyrie', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'Jack Reacher' and 'MI:5'.
The movie which features Tom Cruise (IMF Agent Ethan Hunt), Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames in lead roles, is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol which was released in 2011.
The movie starts with the much hyped and appreciated scene of Cruise hanging out of the running plane (without CGI and body double).
Tom Cruise plays the role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt and is determined to prove the existence of 'Syndicate', an international criminal consortium.
Meanwhile, CIA director Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) succeeds in having the IMF disbanded and absorbed into the CIA. Orders insist that Ethan Hunt be captured within 24 hours but Ethan keeps following his urge to reveal the existence of 'Syndicate'.
After IMF(Impossible Mission Force) has being shut down citing that its mission are dangerous and unhelpful, Cruise sets out to hunt for 'Syndicate' with the help of his IMF friends and Lisa (Rebeca Ferguson) .
He chases the only lead he has got and faces many dangerous consequences from CIA and Syndicate. The rest of the screenplay showcases whether the protagonist was able to accomplish his venture successfully.
Mcquarrie has tried to keep the plot simple and has come out with a very engaging and mind-blowing movie. Crusie doesn't disappoint as Ethan hunt with the stunts as well as acting.
The movie has some spectacular stunts but lacks consistence when compared to the franchise's earlier release. The Mission impossible franchise demands the jaw dropping action sequences with ultra-cool stunts, but the rogue nation lacks such action in the later part of the movie.
McQuarrie has done a decent job and the direction is good except for few drags in the screenplay. When it comes to actors' performances, Cruise looks effortless as Ethan Hunt. Simon Pegg as Benji scores with his witty humor, while Jeremy Renner as William Brandt has minimal role while comparing with MI: 4. Rebecca Ferguson upgrades the movie further with her screen presence.
In other words, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a must-watch for the exuberant screen presence of Tom Cruise and impressive stunts in an engaging storyline.