Having looked at all of the previous Mission: Impossible films it now time to take a look at the last one so far (until MI6 releases in the summer) in the series as part of my Tom Cruise season. It’s been available on Blu-ray since December 2015 but should you buy it? Well it’s time to find out, so without further ado here’s my Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Blu-ray Review.
- Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By Paramount Pictures
- Blu-ray Released: 7 December 2015
This time out Ethan Hunt finds himself the target of “The Syndicate” whilst at the same time the CIA are intent on closing down and absorbing IMF into their organisation. The Syndicate are believed to be behind many alleged accidents and acts of terror, some believe they are mere coincidences but one man has pieced it all together but now finds himself a wanted man by all sides, that man is Ethan Hunt.
Style / Direction
Christopher McQuarrie directs the fifth film in the series and like all of the directors before him ups the stakes that little bit further. It still looks and feels like a Mission Impossible film but I’d probably have to say Rogue Nation is possibly the best yet. The plot is excellent the action sequences are mind-blowing. For example in a scene right at the beginning of the movie we see Tom Cruise for real hanging on to the outside of cargo plane and that’s just the first of many such action sequences.
If you happen to like Rogue Nation you will probably be pleased to know that McQuarrie is back writing and directing the sixth film which is due out in the summer 2018, so not too long to wait!
Music / Audio Effects
As with the previous films Rogue Nation makes good use of the main theme while the rest of the music fits the action scenes exceptionally well.
Acting / Characters
Tom Cruise clearly loves playing Ethan Hunt if you liked the previous outings then Cruise is again on top form making for compelling viewing. Simon Pegg as tech expert Benjamín Dunn plays an even bigger role this time out and again brings that much needed human and humorous side to proceedings.
Ving Rhames as Luther is back for a much larger role as opposed to his cameo in the last film and his presence certainly does make the film feel that little bit better.
Rebecca Ferguson plays British MI6 agent Ilsa Faust who seems to be working for The Syndicate. To be honest she is pretty amazing and Hunts equal in so many ways. She is more than a match for anyone in hand to hand combat whilst also being able blend in to play the beautiful sexy woman attending the Opera, even if it is to carry out a hit. Ferguson and Cruise have an electric chemistry which is great to watch and I note she is also set to reprise her role in the upcoming MI6.
The films bad guy character and head of the so called Syndicate is Solomon Lane played by Sean Harris. He’s a former MI6 agent gone rogue. He does reasonable job without being particularly interesting or sinister.
Other Key Characters
Elsewhere Jeremy Renner also reprises his role as William Brandt and is also very good. Finally there’s Alec Baldwin playing the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a role I have to say suits him very well.
All in all like the previous films there’s nothing to complain about on the acting front.
Conclusion: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Film Review
Rogue Nation maybe the fifth film in the series but I’d have to say it’s also possibly the best so far. Everything is just that little bit better than what has gone before. The plot is full of twists and turns, the action is simply mind-blowing and the acting is spot on.
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is another must see film from a series that just seems to get better and better. Roll on the summer and MI6!
If you like my Mission Impossible Rogue Nation blu-ray review you may want to check out these films:
- Mission: Impossible (1996)
- Mission: Impossible II (2000)
- Mission Impossible 3 (2006)
- Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)
Conclusion: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Blu-ray Review
Clearly the picture quality is not an issue being a 2015 released film so I’ll move on to the extras.
If you love these films you are probably interested in how the stunts are done, these extras are incredibly worth while viewing.
Overall this is one action film well worth picking up on Blu-ray.
- Lighting the Fuse (6 mins)
- Cruise Control (7 mins)
- Heroes…(8 mins)
- Cruising Altitude (8 mins)
- Mission: Immersible (7 mins)
- Sand Theft Auto (6 mins)
- The Missions Continue (7 mins)
- Commentary by Tom Cruise & Director Christopher McQuarrie
Popcorn Cinema Rating:
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)
MOVIE RATING: MUST SEE
BLU-RAY RATING: EXCELLENT
POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED
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Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Trailer
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Summary: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)
Duration: 132 mins
Director(s): Christopher McQuarrie
Actor(s): Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin
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- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation ups just about everything and as a result is the best in the series so far.