Once again, we have a globe-hopping action adventure that demonstrates that Cruise is basically the smartest, shrewdest and most capable human being in the world – or, as another character describes him, “the physical manifestation of destiny”. Was it talent, work, or dumb luck?
“There is a point where the story has a mind of its own”, Cruise said. What’s more, the series is becoming one of the rare franchises to get better reviews with each sequel, as Rogue Nation is almost matching the high marks of its predecessor. Rogue Nation, which carries a US$150 million pricetag, will open in 40 global markets this weekend as well, including the UK, Australia, Mexico and South Korea. Director Christopher McQuarrie crafts some handsome set pieces, starting the film off with a bang and never letting up. (Parents: here’s a chance to get some opera into your kids’ summer – sort of like hiding the broccoli in the brownie mix.). Within 30 minutes of leaving the theater, you won’t remember why Hunt and his familiar crew (Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames) had to travel to Havana or Morocco or Minsk in order to advance the plot.
This time around, the gang is assisted by a sexy British undercover agent named Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson), who spices things up considerably. Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, distributed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in India, releases on August 7th, 2015. We’ll probably start shooting next summer.
It’s pretty bad timing, as a mysterious man has just shot dead Hunt’s accomplice in the record store after a recording revealed a new threat: the Syndicate.
Hunt soon finds himself chained to a ceiling in a London dungeon. And it’s impossible to deny that this knowledge adds to the fun. It’s a spectacularly confident performance bristling with big-screen charisma which lights up the latest instalment of a spy saga that only seems to improve with age.
Fans on twitter are fairly certain that it is impossible to make Top Gun 2 without any CGI.