This weekend there are seven new films out for you to choose from: action in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, comedy in Hot Pursuit, drama in Beyond The Reach, comedy in Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, more drama in 7 Cases and Where Demons Hide and, turning up again like a bad penny, Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler.
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is the fifth in the now-seemingly-never-ending series starring Tom Cruise as CIA agent Ethan Hunt, but for me, only the first one was completely worth of yor time, while the third one was worth a watch for the performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman as the baddie. Films 2 and 4 were only so-so, however.
Jeremy Renner and, sadly, Simon Pegg, return, along with old hand Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell.
New to the cast are Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, America Olivo and Simon McBurney, with a script from Drew Pearce and Will Staples, and it’s directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also took the lead on Cruise’s 2012 so-so actioner Jack Reacher. Fans of that series should note that work is progressing on a follow-up based on the novel, Never Go Back, but bear in mind that it’s not a sequel to the first film, since they’re not following the books in chronological order, the first one being based on the novel One Shot.
You can watch this film in IMAX, but unlike Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, there are no scenes actually SHOT in IMAX, so don’t bother. Save your pennies and watch in regular 2D instead.
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