Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (PG13)
Finally, a woman in the Mission: Impossible franchise who gets equal play as Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt.
Rebecca Ferguson's Ilsa is a key ingredient that keeps this fifth instalment of the spy series afloat - besides Cruise's outrageous, gripping stunts, of course.
The Swedish actress is a total badass and has her own exciting action pieces.
The plot is rather straightforward, but it still entertains, thanks to the goofiness among Cruise and his teammates, like the always amusing Simon Pegg and the reliable Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames. Alec Baldwin is a pleasant treat as CIA boss.
At 53, Cruise is no spring chicken, but he's still pushing for more thrills and we bet there will be more missions for him yet.