Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation REVIEW | BAD29

It’s MI5! There’s a double-entendre there somewhere. The Impossible Mission Force (IMF) is joined by a rogue agent this time around. And we must say, this iteration feels a lot more like the TV show. There’s goods and bads in that statement.


The Podcast

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The Conversation

  • 9 min: Tom Cruise and the Death Wish
  • 11: Comparing the franchise to itself.
  • 17: Chemistry, Happy Accidents and Adlibs in movies.
  • 20: Supporting Characters: Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg.
  • 22: Jarad’s never seen SHAUN OF THE DEAD… Whaaaa?
  • 23: The tone of the movie felt like a throwback.
  • 24: Stuntwork
  • 25: The Wraith ~ This movie reminded Jarad of this old movie.
  • 27: Bad CGI parts
  • 29: Comparing to GHOST PROTOCOL. Scale, set pieces and sequences.
  • 31: That doesn’t sound like clapping noises!
  • 31: Whose movie is this? Tom Cruise took a backseat to Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg.
  • 32: Hury and Jarad like some Rebecca Ferguson.
  • 37: The undertone: political agendas. “The monster gets out, and you can’t do anything about it” – Hury
  • 38: Leon’s alternative ideas to make the movie more interesting. Narratively-speaking.
  • 41: Slight tangent ~ Leon’s problem with the Resident Evil franchise.
  • 43: Bringing it back to the TV Show ~ the M.I. tropes and gags.
  • 47: Trying to find the logic: “Who the hell would put a profile chip… in an underwater thing?” ~ Leon
  • 50: Trying to find the logic Part 2: Where’d the defibrillator come from? There’s a power outlet in the sewers?
  • 51: The box.
  • 52 Trying to find the logic Part 3: Ricochet.
  • 53: Round table: The Verdict.

What did you think of MI5?