Tom Cruise is back again as Ethan Hunt, in the 5th installment of the Mission Impossible franchise.

In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Ethan is forced to go rogue to track down the Syndicate and prove to his government that he is not the bad guy. He and his IMF team (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner) are the ones who actually save the world from the bad guys.

Tom Cruise does not disappoint. He is back with some of his most daring stunts yet. He hangs off a plane, learnt to hold his breath from 6 minutes for a deep water stunt, and has some of the best motor cycle chase scenes seen on the big screen, He also proves that he still holds the title of best movie runner ever (although Jeremy Renner comes a very close second).

This time around, Ethan needs more than just his IMF buddies to help him out as he takes on the Syndicate (whose leader Lane (Sean Harris), is more creepy than he is bad guy!). Ethan reluctantly enlists the assistance of Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa. Rebecca is excellently cast in this role. Her physical prowess is amazing. You would never know this is her first action role.

The introduction of Ilsa is one of the few times in this film that you have no real idea of how things are going to turn out. Is she really Ethan’s ally or will she betray him?

That said, one of the issues I have with this film is that it doesn’t feel like it is a “mission impossible”. Even though the scenarios are over the top, it always feels possible as there’s no doubt that Ethan will end up saving the day and will be back for a 6th installment!

All that aside, fans of this franchise will not be disappointed. It does what it says on the tin – it’s a bit of fun, with lots of humour, thanks to the IMF team, and amazing action scenes thrown in.


About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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