Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

written by Christopher McQuarrie

from a story by Christopher McQuarrie and Drew Pierce

directed by Christopher McQuarrie

Rating: 2 / 4

Is it me or does Tom Cruise look a bit… tired? The more I watched this fifth installment in the popular Mission: Impossible series, the more I couldn’t shake the idea that at this point in his career, Cruise is just, well, cruising. Sure, as globetrotting secret agent James Bond, er, Ethan Hunt, he’s always this close to death: Precariously hanging from the side of a plane in Belarus, fighting assassins at an opera in Austria, and chased by high-speed motorcycles in Morocco. But for some reason he just seems kind of bored by it all.

TAURUS

Or perhaps it has something to do with franchise fatigue. The previous film, 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, was surprisingly fun and exciting, the best entry in the series since the original Mission: Impossible in 1996. In contrast, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation feels a tad formulaic and safe. Maybe it’s time for a break, Tom.

Carlos I. Cuevas

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