I went last night with my father to see Rogue Nation, the latest installment in the Mission Impossible series. The movie has gotten a lot of P.R. due to Tom Cruise doing his own stunts, and the critics have been raving about the film.
In this instance, the critics aren’t wrong. Wow! What a ride this movie is. The script is tight, the plot offering several twists as it goes along, and the action is pretty much non-stop.
Two scenes make this movie noteworthy. The first is a motorcycle chase scene about half-way through the movie. This is the BEST motorcycle chase scene ever filmed and it is on the level of car chase scenes like the famous ones in Bullett and French Connection. I mean this motorcycle chase scene will have you twisting in your seat with every turn and maneuver. It was awesome and mind boggling.
Then there was a knife fight that kept you guessing and was choreographed in top fashion. Far being your typical knife fight, it kept you on the edge of your seat. All I have to say is that I wouldn’t want to wake up on the wrong side of Rebecca Ferguson.
This is an action movie and it definitely delivers that. Many are calling this the best movie in the series, it might well be although I think the first one and Ghost Protocol were pretty top-notch. If you get a chance, see this one. You’re going to walk out feeling like you’ve been a fun amusement ride.