Forgettable but fun while it lasts!
Rogue Nation is a film with lots of energy and novelty. Hunt's (Cruise) escapades are breathtaking as he and his team begin their seemingly impossible mission to hunt down an international terrorist (Harris). The stunts inch closer and closer to absolute brilliance if one compares it with the film's predecessors. Ghost Protocol was rad, and now I can even take the risk of saying that Rogue Nation is even more.
The film doesn't lose sight and is FAITHFUL to the franchise's theme. It treads into unexplored territory leaving the audience in awe and wonder. The sequences are stunningly shot by Robert Elswit who also gifted us Nightcrawler (2014) few months ago. With CRISP writing at parts, the story is fairly believable. But of course, there are holes which if detected, should be ignored for a good viewing, hoping you are not one of the v-bloggers who take pride in videos like "10 Mistakes About Rogue Nation In 100 Seconds."
The antagonist starts smart, but ends up like a rabbit, afraid of its hunters. Plus, there is an air of romance that touches the plot for some time, but thankfully flows away, preventing the whole drama from falling.
Cruise is terrific; the guy can run and boy, with elegance. I am sure we will never get bored of him. Renner sports a grim look throughout as he is more like a bureaucrat in this installment. It was fun watching Ferguson and Pegg. Overall, they are all well-directed.
Films in the Mission: Impossible franchise are erroneously considered and compared with other action films by junkies, giving rise to polarizing reviews citing mindlessness and plot holes. It is only when one accepts M: I films as pure spy-fi is its real magnitude perceived. The fifth installment is thus a better concoction that has high entertainment quotient.
BOTTOM LINE: Rogue Nation has car and bike chases, masks, saxorifles, and glass cages. What more can you ask for? Mr. McQuarrie, have a beer, will you?
VERDICT: 7 stars out of 10. Recommended.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES
Nation may rogue...humanity may rogue..love may rogue..smiles may rogue..tears may rogue but tom cruise is as charming,lovable,dashing and honest to his 'ethan hunt' as ever...this mission has again kicked off making some 'impossibles' possible... one, age is just a number,it is impossible for a 52 year to do gravity defying, bike chase and underwater stunts so smoothly and convincingly....two,it is impossible that a hollywood commercial pot bolier goes even without any 'sealed lips sequence' let alone the physical intimacy...three,it is impossible that a girl gets a meetier character in otherwise a male centric espionage movie....four, it is impossible that background score alone can lift a movie to a decent level...however,with these thumbs up,there are few thumb downs as well... Barring couple of high octane action sequences,it offers nothing novel...story also gets flat...at times,while watching movie,it just gets impossible to stop yawning...u may watch it if u r TC fan otherwise HBO pe to aa hi jayegi...