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The Good:Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation stays true to the previous Mission Impossible films, by keeping a high level of suspense at a point that will have you gripping the edge of your seat. Even better, those suspenseful moments don't always play out the way you may expect. The stunts and chase scenes are really exciting and thrilling to watch including one stunt scene in particular. Tom Cruise trained himself extensively to do this scene, and when you see it, just ask yourself if you would be able to do that same stunt for 3-5 minutes. (I think I failed at 45 seconds....yeah, I would've died) :-/ As for the actors, Tom Cruise is like James Bond after drinking five Red Bulls. Simon Pegg returns from the previous film with an expanded role, and he brings in the occasional comedic humor to lighten the mood. Rebecca Ferguson does an excellent job in her role, and draws a lot of similarities to Scarlett Johansson's "Black Widow" character in the Marvel films.
The Bad:Since this is a spy/espionage movie that's heavily based on deception, I kind of wished they had been a bit more mysterious with Rebecca Ferguson's character. For the most part, you are a little curious about who she is and what her true motives may be. However, there was a lot of room for them to make her so much more mysterious of a character, that I think would've added a nice layer to the movie. If you recall from Mission: Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol, one of the coolest things were the new cutting edge technology that was used. While there was maybe one or two cool devices featured, for some reason the gadgets just didn't feel as amazing. Kinda felt like you could just do a Google search and buy one on Amazon.com.
The Reason:Overall, this was a very entertaining, thrilling ride the whole way through. If you loved the previous Mission: Impossible films, then Rogue Nation won't disappoint. The trailers don't give anything away, which is a huge plus! Matter of fact, that plane scene that's in the movie post above and the trailer, is one of the first scenes in the movie. So there are plenty of action scenes and death defying stunts for you to enjoy for the entirety of the film. (Which by the way, Tom Cruise does all of those stunts himself. He makes being 53 years old look like the new 30!) This movie is going to be released in IMAX. So if you just got paid and feel like paying a little extra for the better sound quality, then be my guest. I think you could watch this in standard or IMAX format and be happy either way.
The Rating: 8.5/10