My husband had previously seen the movie and loved it. He thought I would enjoy the movie as well. He knows that I appreciate movies that have leading women who are treated as intellectual beings and not sexual objects. The relationship between the two main characters, Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson, maintained the professionalism of respect and admiration of two co-workers who rely on each other to accomplish a "mission". That particular aspect of this movie was definitely appreciated by this reviewer.
It is to be expected with any of the Mission Impossible movies that the characters would have "impossible" physical abilities. However, this particular movie exceeded my ability to suspend reality enough to avoid being distracted by the inconceivable.
Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation Movie Review
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [Blu-ray]If you can ignore the plot and over the top action scenes, you will find that there are a some redeeming qualities, namely a few of the actors who you just can't help but like.
Simon Pegg, who played Benji, was by far my favorite actor in this movie. As the loyal friend and agent partner to Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), his character was more realistic. He is intelligent, but not perfect. He provided what light fun and entertainment I derived from the movie. He actually made me laugh a few times.
Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin both played believable characters who each faced moments of personal decision and crisis with loyalty, strength and character.
The two main characters in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation were actually simply stated, impossible. They both had superhuman physical abilities that reminded me of a combination of Spiderman and Superman, both fictional cartoon characters who we love, but we also know they are not even remotely "real".
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is categorized as an action thriller, but personally I would have to say I found it to be more of a fantasy filled with wishful thinking.
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