Friday, January 8, 2016

"Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" (2015)

Outside of the first film in the series—which had an intricate, complicated mystery of a plot (that many simply couldn’t grasp)—the Mission Impossible movies are all about action. And Rogue Nation delivers. And don’t think they gave the goods away in the trailer with that airplane stunt. That is just the cold open. Impressive and dangerous, sure. But the stuff that comes later is even more of a rush. The motorcycle chase for example.

But what really makes people come back to this series again and again is the simple, carbon-copy plots. At the start of this film the government is trying to shut the team down. They aren’t skilled saviors of democracy and freedom, just lucky gamblers. So once again we have our disavowed, alone against the system, lucky (have no doubt, the film shows it is pure luck) heroes.

It really is good fun, but we are a bit schizophrenic right? We fantasize about super cool agencies that will safeguard our freedoms by any means necessary, run by complete nincompoops.

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