The IMF is back and this time they are in for the ride of their lives. The world of mission specialist is changing, forcing the existing ones to choose sides. This adventure will bring the team all over the world, from Russia, London, France, and Morocco, through many dangerous situations and a lot of unbelievable stunts.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is in hiding, the IMF has been disbanded by the US Government and a rogue agency is planning on taking over the world. It looks like Hunt’s team has their work cut out for them this time. Returning members, Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) technology agent, William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) head of the IMF, and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) computer specialist, are in for adventure like no other.
In Washington DC, the US Government has officially closed down the IMF and allowing forced retirement of all agents who do not want to follow the CIA protocols. Now under control by the CIA, the IMF has to secretly communicate to Hunt any clues or information leading to locating the “Syndicate”. Head of CIA Director Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) is in the meantime trying to track down Hunt to bring him in for decommissioning.
The “Syndicate” has recruited ex-agents from other world agencies to secretly gain control of the world governments. These rogue agents are very experienced and will stop at nothing to complete their mission. Rogue agent Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson), formerly of British Intelligence, is assigned to convince Hunt to unknowingly still information to help the “Syndicate”.
Director Christopher McQuarrie creates an interesting motion picture that is a combination of the first and fourth films. He includes some excellent stunts that bring the story alive, including a high speed motorcycle chase. His special effects are fantastic and help develop the storyline into a blockbuster hit. This new addition to the series includes a lot of action, adventure, and a thrilling ride for all.
Final Grade: I give this an A for its excellent storyline, spectacular stunts, and amazing special effects.
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, and Ving Rhames.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay and story), Drew Pearce (story), and Bruce Geller (television series).
Runtime: 131 minutes (2 hours and 11 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity.
Genre: Action, Adventure, and Thriller.
Production Company: Alibaba Pictures Group, Bad Robot, and Skydance Productions.