Review: MI5: Rogue Nation

MI5: Rogue Nation

MI5: Rogue Nation

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 131 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 07-Aug-2015

Plot:
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Overall Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is the fifth part of the series. The movie wastes no time into making action happen! In fact, it happens in just few seconds as soon as the movie starts! The series might not have the strong thematic undertones and production design but it does have some of the best action sequences and gives the feeling of authenticity. The story was also very entertaining throughout and had plenty of twists and turns. Tom Cruise is back as gifted IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth film of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Rogue Nation. Soon after showing Ethan Hunt take off on the side of an airbus, the film kicks it into overdrive and delivers an adrenaline rush packed with REALLY well done car / bike chases. There are five separate big action sequences here, each lasting around ten minutes more or less, and they are all high-octane thrill-rides that never let up and make this such an entertaining film. Also, there’s a lot of humour, scattered all over the movie and that makes the movie more fun. The female lead, Rebecca Ferguson, deserves special mention. Her portrayal of Ilsa Faust is a wonderful blend of intelligence, beauty and strength and definitely one of the best in any action film. The chemistry between Cruise and Ferguson is excellent and emits the interpersonal engagement and teamwork spirit that leads the mission accomplished. The cinematography is just spectacular and quite literally breathtaking throughout the film. Be it action sequences, landscape, anything. The movie looks and feels so great.

Performance & Technical Review: The action scenes in this film are simply insane. From stunts to fight sequences and Car / Bike chases – are absolutely sensational; it’s like you’re feeling every hit and every move. Tom Cruise shot on the plane was very well shot and the fact that he actually performed the insane stunt adds to the feeling; CGI just cannot compare. The cinematography is just spectacular and quite literally breathtaking throughout the film. Be it action sequences, landscape, anything. The movie looks and feels so great. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Usual Suspects), it is evident that this installment is best of the lot. Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner & Alec Baldwin all give great performances & have about the same screen time. The villains lead by Sean Harris are effective & chilling & also a little mysterious. Music is superb with many subtle bursts of the MI theme.

PDF Verdict: The Spy genre is killing it this year: First came Kingsman, then SPY and now Rogue Nation. Overall MI5 is a high tension action extravaganza with grandeur camera shots and a thrilling story line that manages to keep the audience hooked until the end. Desperate Time, Desperate Measures: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED (the best of the franchisee after the first part).

Ratings: 4 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 4 on 5
Background Score: 3 on 5
VFX: 4 on 5

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