MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Back in the Hunt
released OUT NOW! 2015 | 12 | Blu-ray/dVd
Director christopher mcQuarrie
Cast Tom cruise, simon Pegg,
Jeremy renner, rebecca Ferguson
With a shadowy terrorist organisation bent on world domination, the IMF about to be shut down and its lead agent going rogue, there’s no wonder Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was hauled forward from its original December 2015 slot so as not to follow SPECTRE, given their near-identical plots.
The fifth movie in the 19-year-old franchise feels like the B-side to Brad Bird’s franchise-reviving Ghost Protocol – but that’s no bad thing. With a solid team finally in place (that’s comic stooge Simon Pegg, scowling Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and his hat), it feels like a franchise that’s finally found its formula and ain’t messing with it. Unlike SPECTRE, there’s no wobbly backstory or awkward lurches of tone – just wowsome stunts, juicy plot twists and the most luminous star of his generation at the centre of it all. Mission: Accomplished.
Extras The DVD has a commentary from Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, plus a six-minute featurette. The Blu-ray adds six further featurettes (42 minutes). Steve O’Brien
Ghosts didn’t bother Tom and Rebecca.