Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation on Combo Pack

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The Impossible Mission Force (IMF) is at a critical junction. Will they survive or be dismantled and absorbed by the CIA? Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is the fifth in the movie franchise and with this storyline it could be the last. But as viewers know, the IMF always comes out on top.

Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in this high-octane movie about good versus evil. Hunt is on the trail of “The Syndicate” a group of former agents from around the world who are intent on causing havoc. But CIA chief Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) has seen to it that the IMF is no longer a viable agency. It has been terminated, leaving Hunt out in the cold.

Eventually he is joined by his teammates Benji (Simon Pegg), Luther (Ving Rhames), and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) in a global manhunt that involves cunning, car – and motorcycle – chases, and a lot of intrigue. With no one to oversee the team, they are literally rogue, with Hunt certain that they can track down the illicit Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) and end the Syndicate.

Like the other MI films before – Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) – Tom Cruise and the cast delivers an edge-of-your-seat adventure with plenty of spy ingenuity as well as the stunts for which MI is known. The movie franchise is based on the popular TV series (1966-1973). On the big screen the stunts are larger than life and the scope is wider than ever. And the sixth major motion picture is scheduled for release in 2017.

The Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation combo pack includes a Blu-ray, a DVD, and a Digital HD code. There are also plenty of bonus features.

“Lighting the Fuse” is a feature looking at the origin of the story and how it and the characters evolved throughout the process. The heart of every MI film is Tom Cruise, and in the featurette “Cruise Control” he states, “I love making movies.” He acknowledges, “I make my movies for audiences.” Cruise is a hands-on producer who is involved in every aspect of the film.

Another bonus looks at the IMF team. “This movie is about friendship,” Cruise admits. After all, the IMF has been outlawed but the team remains committed to each other and the cause. “It’s a new beginning for the IMF” states Simon Pegg.

Yet another feature looks at the stunts, mainly carried out by Cruise himself who always wants to go bigger and bolder than the time before. How far can they go to do something amazing without killing the star?

In this movie there is a dangerous underwater scene. It’s dangerous for Cruise, or so the viewers think. Actually the majority of the sequence was animated. After all, they really couldn’t kill the star in this scene! The moviemakers had another challenge with the intense motorcycle chase. How did they do that? Check out the bonus feature to find out.

Mission: Impossible is famous for intrigue and action, and this latest movie delivers both. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity.

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