MIS­SION: IM­POS­SI­BLE – ROGUE NA­TION Back in the Hunt

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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.

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