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63. "I'll be that guy: this didn't do much for me."
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I wasn't even expecting that much, but given the type of reviews this film was get here and other places, I was expected a pretty good. fairly smart, summer action flick. At worst, I was a sorta dumb, yet fun summer action flick. Well, it was barely the latter.

I don't know, I guess the writing was the problem here, as story-wise this was barely compelling enough to keep me sort of interested in what was going on between the action set-pieces. And if the plot is too dumb to make me care, then at least the action set-pieces consistently have to be some absolute John Blaze shit that I've never seen before. The only ones that came close was the opening scene, and maybe the underwater sequence. Everything else wasn't that special.

I think the main problem here is that Ethan Hunt isn't that interesting of a character. And that's not a knock on Cruise, because I know he's capable of playing were compelling action leads, but Hunt is as dull as off-white paint. I didn't care about Ferguson's character or even believe for a second that this was supposed to be someone that Hunt could possibly "walk away from it all" with. Simon Pegg was the film's highlight. Outside of the committee scene's, Renner was given nothing to do. Same with Rhames, who's looking kinda old and portly these days.

So yeah, IMHO, this film isn't earning M:I passage into the upper echelon of action film franchises. This film may not even be better than M:I 3.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (McQuarrie, 2015) [View all] , bwood, Sun Mar-22-15 11:43 AM
 
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Mar 22nd 2015
1
Nope, not watching this trailer.
Mar 22nd 2015
2
Good luck avoiding it on TV
Mar 23rd 2015
10
CRUISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 22nd 2015
3
of course ...in !
Mar 22nd 2015
4
Yeah, I'm in
Mar 22nd 2015
5
McQuarrie seemed like a weird choice but Im there regardless
Mar 22nd 2015
6
Didn't even know this was in development.
Mar 23rd 2015
7
CRUISE ON A PLANE.
Mar 23rd 2015
8
CRUISE OUTSIDE OF A PLANE.
Mar 23rd 2015
9
      He was filming those stunts himself too...
Mar 23rd 2015
11
           This is what I said in the GD Post
Mar 23rd 2015
12
           listen..that mountain climb intro from II had me claimin'
Mar 23rd 2015
15
                The mountain climbing there, AND the building scaling in GP...
Mar 23rd 2015
18
                     oh def.I meant my admiration BEGAN at II
Mar 23rd 2015
20
                          Really with 2? He almost drowned doing that fish tank stunt in 1.
Mar 24th 2015
21
                               Even better.
Mar 24th 2015
22
                                    than hanging outside a plane..okay hoss
Mar 25th 2015
24
CROOZE looking BUFF in this joint
Mar 23rd 2015
13
Heard they have to reshoot the ending cause it didn't test well
Mar 23rd 2015
14
Tom And Chris have said time and again that they weren't happy
Mar 23rd 2015
17
      word, even with an ending that isn't solid it's still going to sell
Mar 24th 2015
23
Full trailer with tons of Ving Rhames
Mar 23rd 2015
16
RE:one of the few summer flicks i am looking forward to seeing
Mar 23rd 2015
19
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer 2
Jun 05th 2015
25
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Final TRAILER
Jun 22nd 2015
26
Any advance word on this one yet?
Jun 27th 2015
27
It's supposedly better than Ghost Protocol. So fingers crossed.
Jun 27th 2015
28
No Paula Patton? :(
Jun 29th 2015
29
Highly entertaining.
Jul 23rd 2015
30
RE: What happened to Mag Q character?
Jul 23rd 2015
31
Maggie Q & Paula Patton were supposed to be back but...
Jul 24th 2015
32
Also wanted to add that even though I love Simon Pegg
Jul 27th 2015
33
      definitely.
Aug 06th 2015
55
SO FUCKING GOOD. Cruise/McQuarrie/Elswit/Ferguson are BEASTS.
Jul 31st 2015
34
Mad Max ain't have a movie star though.
Jul 31st 2015
35
This is almost a near perfect mix of parts 1 and 4
Jul 31st 2015
38
Go see this shit.
Jul 31st 2015
36
Yeah, Rebecca Ferguson is a STELLAR co-lead. Blew me away.
Jul 31st 2015
37
Give the reins to McQuarrie if they're gonna keep makin these
Aug 02nd 2015
39
breh said ethan is the living manifestation of destiny lmao
Aug 02nd 2015
40
Entertaining for sure, but not the best movie in the bunch
Aug 03rd 2015
41
^^^^^^^^
Aug 03rd 2015
42
Cosign
Aug 03rd 2015
43
ehhh...(spoilers i guess)
Aug 03rd 2015
45
Saw it and really really liked it.
Aug 03rd 2015
44
Can I see this before seeing Ghost Protocol?
Aug 03rd 2015
46
yes!
Aug 03rd 2015
47
you know, the opera fight might be my favorite M:I set piece.
Aug 04th 2015
48
Why yes Spaniard, I was entertained...
Aug 04th 2015
49
The 52-year-old Tom Cruise Run >>>>>>>>>>
Aug 04th 2015
50
Solid MI film; felt more down to earth
Aug 04th 2015
51
RE: not filmed in IMAX anyway
Aug 06th 2015
57
Enjoyed it, ending pretty silly and 15-20 mins too long though
Aug 05th 2015
52
I watched this whole movie and still have no clue what was going on
Aug 05th 2015
53
I cracked up seeing Tom Hollander as the Prime Minister
Aug 06th 2015
54
Props for the In The Loop reference
Aug 06th 2015
56
I love that they make Cruise's obvious infallibility a plot point.
Aug 06th 2015
58
good... a bit long.. I was like "do I really need another chase scene"
Aug 07th 2015
59
pretty much a perfect action movie
Aug 10th 2015
60
NOT BAD
Aug 11th 2015
61
A whole lot of fun, exactly what I expected...and I got it
Aug 14th 2015
62
RE: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (McQuarrie, 2015)
Aug 17th 2015
64
I really enjoyed this movie. It wasn't so much the action but the match...
Oct 14th 2015
65
My personal order of favorite MI: 1, 4, 5, 3, 2
Oct 16th 2015
66

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