“Rogue Nation”: Impossible to miss

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Not lacking in action, the newest installment was a standout amongst the summer’s movies.

Normally, I don’t commit to watching movie sequences. However, after watching the latest installment of “Mission: Impossible,” I rushed to watch the others to clue into the mystery surrounding the series.

In “Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation,” spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) works with the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) to take down a secret group called the Syndicate, which was alluded to by “Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol.” But trouble strikes when the government dissolves the IMF, causing Ethan’s team to work for the CIA and making Ethan a wanted man. He then becomes a rogue agent to find out who the Syndicate is and to clear his name.

With hilarious one-liners from both Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, upgraded gadgets and vehicles and Cruise’s killer stunts, this movie brings the right amount of comedy, technology and mystery. The jokes provide a quick release from action-packed scenes. The technology depict a new world of possibilities for cars, such as fingerprint-locking technology. And the suspense will have the audience guessing where true allegiances lie until the final credits roll.

Film: “Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation”
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Rating: ★★★★½