Mission Impossible Rogue Nation – The DVDfever Cinema Review


And there’s also Rebecca Ferguson (not the X-Factor warbler) as Ilsa Faust (below), and I’m going to say nothing about her character because not a single reviewer seems to be able to say anything about her without giving a spoiler, particularly the BBC’s Rick Kelsey, who said WAY too much. I tried to ask him about the spoiler on Twitter but he never bothered to reply. What a Dick! (the women don’t say!)

Oh, and one more cast question – why is Simon Pegg in so many American movies? I love Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, but I really don’t get it when it comes to the US. Star Trek? Mission Impossible? JJ Abrams is the connection. Pegg must know where ALL the bodies are buried!!!


Rebecca Ferguson on her tod…

What we get in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is scene after scene of action. Yes, the plot doesn’t make a whole deal of sense it’s a lot of fun, and that’s been missing from so many of this year’s summer blockbusters, including the new release of Fantastic Four!

There’s also some cool gadgets, such as Ethan listening to a recorded message on an LP, in a record shop booth. An LP will self-destruct? How? He’s also sporting a dodgy beard in another scene, and product placement comes from Dell, Halo 5 and even BMW. Now, BMW, please can you actually include *indicators* on your cars. They enable the driver to tell other road users where they are going. Pardon? No, you can’t be serious, since if they are already installed then none of your customers seem to know how to bloody use them!!

And finally, a few spoilers…

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

Roll on Mission Impossible 6.

Tip for Paramount Pictures: please retain McQuarrie, get rid of Pegg, and… another spoiler…

Spoiler Inside SelectShow


“You think you’re starring in the next Mission Impossible movie? No fucking chance!”

Detailed specs:

Running time: 131 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures UK
Year: 2015
Format: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Panavision; ARRIRAW (3.4K) (some scenes))
Released: July 30th 2015
Rating: 8.5/10

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Producers: JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise, David Ellison and Don Granger
Screenplay: Christopher McQuarrie (based on a story by Christopher McQuarrie and Drew Pearce, and teh series by Bruce Geller)
Music: Joe Kraemer

Ethan Hunt: Tom Cruise
William Brandt: Jeremy Renner
Benji Dunn: Simon Pegg
Ilsa Faust: Rebecca Ferguson
Luther Stickell: Ving Rhames
Solomon Lane: Sean Harris
Atlee: Simon McBurney
Lauren: Jingchu Zhang
Prime Minister: Tom Hollander
Janik Vinter: Jens Hultén
Alan Hunley: Alec Baldwin
A400 Pilot #1: Mateo Rufino
A400 Pilot #2: Fernando Abadie
A400 Crewman: Alec Utgoff
Record Shop Girl: Hermione Corfield
Chairman: Nigel Barber
Senators: William Roberts, Patrick Poletti, Martin Cochrane and David Peart
Janik’s Sentry #1: Barnabás Réti
Janik’s Sentry #2: Ash Merat
IMF Operator: James Weber Brown
Officer Assassin: Robert Maaser
Flautist Assassin: Wolfgang Stegemann
Opera Lighting Technician #1: Eva-Marie Becker
Opera Lighting Technician #2: Adam Ganne
Caláf: Jesus Alvarez
Turandot: America Olivo
The Mandarin: James Cleverton
Altoum: Martin Nelson
Ping: James McOran Campbell
Pang: Tom Lowe
Pong: Nicholas Sharratt
Conductor: Nicholas Lupu
Opera Stage Manager: Stella Stocker

Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.


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