By Kenneth R. Morefield

Saving the world—and a dark and bloated summer movie season—at the last possible second.

mpaa rating:PG-13 (For sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity.)

Genre:Action

Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Theatre Release:July 31, 2015 by Paramount Pictures

I suspect that by the time the next Mission: Impossible film rolls around I won’t remember a thing about Rogue Nation‘s plot—or much else, except maybe Tom Cruise hanging on to an airplane door. (Or was that the one where he was hanging from a glass skyscraper?) It’s surprisingly pleasurable, a romp through a series a snazzy set pieces that are linked by familiar themes. What’s fun about it comes from how it’s executed, rather than any innovation.

And execute, it does. The latest installment in the long-running franchise somehow manages to find the shrinking sweet spot between pretense and camp. The movie never winks at the audience, but it also refuses to take itself too seriously.

After its prologue–one of several echoes of the Bond franchise that seem deliberate–we see Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) adrift. He’s learned that the secrecy and integrity of the IMF force has been compromised, and then he watches a colleague’s execution. Hunt himself …read more

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