Broadsheet Trailer Park: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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What you may need to know:

1. When CIA chief (Alec Baldwin) disbands the (other) IMF (what, again?), Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) assembles a team (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Rebecca Ferguson) to battle the shadowy force known as ‘The Syndicate’ and its elusive leader (Sean Harris).

2. Paramount have moved the release date forward by five months to put some air between it and Star Wars VII.

3. This is Christopher McQuarrie’s fourth collaboration with Cruise. He has directed Jack Reacher (2012) and co-wrote Valkyrie (2008) and last year’s worst-marketed best movie, Edge of Tomorrow (2014). If you were put off by that poster, do yourself a favour and check it out. Seriously.

4. After dangling from the 2,700ft Burj Khalifa building in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), that really is Cruise hanging off a plane 5,000 feet up in the air. His insurance premium must have accounted for a significant portion of the budget.

5. With John Woo’s M:I-2 (2000) arguably the only duff entry, the Mission: Impossible franchise is in rude health. Incidentally, reshoots for M:I 2 cost Dougray Scott the part of Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men (2000).

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Needs more Lalo Schfrin.

Release Date: July 31.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)

17 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    1. Avon Barksdale

      The last one was great to fall asleep to. Out cold in half an hour despite not even being tired. A remarkable waste of hard drive space

        1. Parp

          There is no Troll 1. There is a film called Troll, but it has no relationship with Troll 2 whatsoever. Troll 2 is actually called Goblins, and features no trolls at all in the film. The renamed it Troll 2 in the hope that people would think it was a sequel to Troll and therefore go see it.

  1. Mr. T.

    “When CIA chief (Alec Baldwin) disbands the IMF”

    How does the CIA disband something it has no jurisdiction over.

    Oh yes, idiots.

    1. parky mark

      How does the CIA chief disband anything when he’s only an actor named Alec Baldwin and not really a CIA chief.
      Oh yes, fictional movie.

  2. Sinabhfuil

    It’s about the IMF. They’re coming after us with everything they’ve got. Know the feeling, mate.

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