Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Who would guessed that by the end of 2015 we’d all be more eager in our anticipation for the next Mission: Impossible movie as opposed to the next James Bond movie? ‘Tis true. Spectre may end up making more bank than Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, but if we were to go action for action between the two, there was no more thrilling spy movie this year than the one that kicked off with Tom Cruise hanging off the side of a plane. For real! It should come as no surprise then that Paramount wants the man that authored that success back in the director’s chair for Mission: Impossible 6, which has now been confirmed. (more…)

A late summer treat has arrived in the form of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the latest film in the spy film series that seems to be getting better with age. Indeed, each chapter of the Mission: Impossible franchise seems to refine what’s come before, building one on top of the other by taking away what doesn’t work and keeping the things that do work. As a result, this new mission is the best Mission yet. A high-stakes thrill ride of big action set pieces tied together with a compelling story and all the usual spy movie trappings. No one’s reinventing the wheel here, but like the man said, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  (more…)