Friday, July 31, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Don't you miss the good ol' days when sequels were numbered?  Now they have either a colon or a dash followed by some generic phrase.  That kinda annoys me.  Well this one has both a colon AND a dash in the title!  Crazy!  But I digress ...

For the fifth time Tom Cruise returns as super spy Ethan Hunt.  And if he ain't man enough for you, you also get Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, AND Alec Baldwin.  That's an awful lot of coolness in one movie.  And of course, since it's a Mission: Impossible, it's super heavy on action.  Good action.  But perhaps too much good action and not enough story.  The plot felt pretty thin, thrown together as a means to connect one action scene after another.  And at 2 hours and 12 minutes, it felt too long.  In my opinion this is one of the weakest in the franchise.  But it's still pretty entertaining.

Grade: B+

Who is this movie for?  Like action?  Already seen Jurassic World?  Sure, then go for it.  Just don't expect too much, should you choose to accept this as your weekend movie.

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