Mini-Review Monday: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Here are my reviews for films one, two, three, and four in this series.

Mission Impossible - Rogue NationRelease: July 31, 2015

Story: Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is obsessed with bringing down the dastardly criminal organization the Syndicate, a secret organization utilizing assumed dead operatives from around the world to commit crimes that effect the world. With the IMF shutdown, Ethan is joined by the remaining members of the IMF willing to help: field agent and computer expert Benji Dunne (Simon Pegg), Field Operations Director of IMF and skilled field agent William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), and Ethan’s best friend and teammate Luther Stickell (Vhing Rhames). A mysterious woman (played by Rebbecca Ferguson), who claims to be working British mole getting information about the Syndicate, is also aiding Hunt, though the other members of the team are dubious of her true purposes. Meanwhile, the chief director of the CIA (played by Alec Baldwin), who pushed for the dissolution of IMF, is attempting to flush out Hunt. Will our heroes stop the all encompassing Syndicate and its sociopathic leader Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) before his evil plan grants him and the organization near limitless money and power? Continue reading

Quickie Reviews: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolReleased: December 21, 2011

Story: After breaking Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) out of a Russian prison, Benji Dunn (played by Simon Pegg), Jane Carter (played by Paula Patton) join forces with an IMF analyst with a secret, William Brandt (played by Jeremy Renner), to clear IMF’s name after the organization has been blamed for an attack on the Kremlin. If the team fails in this mission, they will be labeled terrorists, and the world itself could be thrown into a nuclear war. Continue reading