I didn't plan to see 'Rogue Nation,' but my dad (and movie partner) convinced me. Honestly I didn't need much convincing. I love action and spy movies. The Mission Impossible franchise has always brought both of those worlds together beautifully. The fifth installment is no exception. While 'Rogue Nation' is not my favorite film in the franchise, it's a good one.
Paula Patton. Supposedly both Patton and 'Mission Impossible 3' alum, Maggie Q, had "scheduling conflicts," which is a nice way to say they've been replaced with a younger woman. Similar to the Alec Baldwin character, it would be nice to see some consistency in the female costars. There has been a new female costar in each of the five films.
Mad Max Fury Road' fantastic, but it's good nonetheless. Ethan chases Ilsa, whilst the bad guys try to kill both of them. It's revealed later that Benji made a copy of the information, which begs the question...why the heck was Ethan chasing Isla in the first place? This is when Brandt starts to question Ethan's motives. Does Ethan want to save the world or his ego? It's a good question and one I wish would have been explored a little bit more.
THREE 1/2 STARS OUT OF FIVE
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