Thursday, September 17, 2015
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is the fifth Mission Impossible film. This time around, writing and direction are by Christopher McQuarrie, who co-wrote The Usual Suspects and Edge of Tomorrow (and also Jack the Giant Slayer, though that's not to his credit). Accordingly, this film has a complex, twisted plot which mostly holds up to scrutiny.
Tom Cruise does his usual good job of playing a slightly crazy action star. Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg reprise their roles from 2011's Ghost Protocol, and are solid to good. The newcomer is Rebecca Ferguson, who was the token female in the better of last year's Hercules movies. She does very well as Ilsa Faust.
The movie is slick, over-the-top, and fun, but lacks any real substance.
Bechdel: Fail (F)
Mako Mori: Pass
What are these?