Title: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Seen on: August 02, 2015
Actually good for a 5th installment in a franchise. It’s been a while since I saw any of the other MI films, but I still enjo0yed the story on its own and the performances of the actors. Though Tom Cruise is getting to the point where he needs to have another hit outside of this franchise if he doesn’t want MI to be his only project going forwards.
Jeremy Renner stands out the most for me in this installment, along with Rebecca Ferguson (she kicks some serious ass!). Simon Pegg is funny as always, Ving Rhames isn’t used enough, and Alec Baldwin is the perfectly obnoxious CIA suit. Sean Harris as Syndicate bad-guy Lane feels not fully fleshed out or well-rounded as a character, but he does the trick. He’s forgettable though, which is a shame, but luckily mI5 doesn’t hinge on its bad guy but the action sequences.
MI5 could do with a few less car/motor cycle chases and a bit more dialogue, but it was enjoyable and entertaining and the ending is laugh out loud funny. Overall not bad!