Mission Impossible 5 review: Tom Cruise offers us insane fun
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is a franchise which has just got better with age, just like its mega-star Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt. With enough thrills and eye-popping stunts, this Christopher McQuarrie film shows Cruise matching his wits against the shadowy Syndicate headed by the anti-Hunt, Solomon Lane.movie reviews Updated: Aug 09, 2015 11:53 IST
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin
Tom Cruise is the engine that powers Mission Impossible franchise and nowhere is it more pronounced than in the first 10 minutes of Rogue Nation. The opening of the film is pure adrenalin as Cruise's Ethan Hunt literally manifests to save the world from yet another disaster. Enough nerve gas to destroy a major city is on a plane and the ridiculously-named Impossible Missions Force (IMF as we know it) is trying desperately to stop it.
The attempt is failing miserably till Hunt miraculously appears and hangs to the side of the plane as it soars. For those who have been living under a stone last six months, Cruise did the stunt himself. For those who have already watched the much-publicised sequence a number of times on TV, YouTube and billboards, it is still shockingly startling on the big screen. You hang to the edge of your seat as Cruise holds on to the plane.
Rebecca Ferguson more than matches upto Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 5.
The moment over and
still alive to do another stunt, you sit back in your seat to enjoy the lull after the storm. There isn't any -- Mission Impossible is that kind of a film. The plane stunt is followed by an assassination, an underwater thrill moment comes on its heels, trailed by a bike chase which culminates in an intense knife fight, an elaborate kidnapping and a stupendous final set piece.
The fans of Cruise and this franchise should know this by now - the man doesn't know when or how to stop. At 53, he looks like he is 35 and does stunts which nobody above the age of 18 should even think about. While others are known for their grace and method, Cruise works purely on will power. How else do you justify his death wish aka insane stunts he insists on doing himself?
Tom Cruise's hangs off the side of a plane as it flies, and that insane stunt comprises just the opening of Mission Impossible 5.
There's the airplane stunt which Cruise never tires of telling the paying audience he did himself. He also held his breath for an unbelievable six minutes while trying to crack a torus-shaped underwater data storage facility. In the film, it almost kills him. He also went high-speed bike racing in Morocco but the worst that happened was that he scuffed his knee. There is also a stylish assassination attempt at a Vienna opera which involved fighting on overhead lights.
Tom Cruise is the foremost action star of our generation and thank god for that. After all the CGI images and soft Hollywood actors, his insistence for rehearsal-based intense action scenes is pure popcorn-crunching fun. All we are left wondering is how he does it? Do we need to send him to a lab or just accept that there is something to scientology after all!
Mission Impossible 5 review|
Tom Cruise hypnotises in this perfect blockbuster
First Published: Aug 06, 2015 10:18 IST