At 53-years old, Tom Cruise (as the ever-resourceful and amazingly lucky IMF agent, Ethan Hunt) proves again why he is one of the only living actors able to legitimately claim the status of “movie star.” Scientology, Schmlientology…who cares? This leading man consistently delivers in some of the most entertaining movies ever made – and in this case he’s even doing most of his own dangerous stunts.
The plot In a nutshell (or a compact audio tape, as it were) has the IMF being disbanded by congress, at the suggestion of CIA director, Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin), just as the Impossible Mission agents are getting ready to go after Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), the head of the evil terrorist organization known as the “Syndicate.”
Who would win in a fight between the Impossible Missions Force’s Ethan Hunt and MI6’s James Bond? It’s hard to say, but in the 2015 espionage movie battle, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has set the bar incredibly high, and the upcoming 007 film, Spectre, is going to have a tough time beating all of the edge-of-your-seat excitement packed into the latest M:I effort.
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