mission impossibleFor Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we’ll be doing the same exact thing that we did for Mad Max by counting down, but this time its for the release of the brand new Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation which comes out in theaters on July 31ST. There are about to be five films in the series, but we are starting with the very first film. There are rumors that a man is about to deal out a list that has all the identities of every IMF agent and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team are put to the task. The only problem is that it’s a task gone wrong and everyone’s dead except for Ethan and the IMF suspects that he is disloyal. So, Ethan will assemble a new team to infiltrate the system in order to figure out who the real mole is before it’s too late. The film also stars Jon Voight (Heat) as Jim Phelps, Emmanuelle Béart (8 Women) as Claire Phelps, Jean Reno (The Professional) as Franz, Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) as Luther, Kristin Scott Thomas (Gosford Park) as Sarah Davies, Vanessa Redgrave (Howards End) as Max, Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Seven Years In Tibet) as Hannah Williams, Rolf Saxon (Entrapment) as CIA Analyst William Donloe, and the film was directed by Brian De Palma (The Untouchables). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats.

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mi 1 2The Mission: Impossible movies are always amazing and they always deliver on non stop suspenseful action that will please any action espionage fan. Although, the film may not have a lot of stats as far as kills/knockouts are concerned, but Tom Cruise knew how to deliver and he does in Mission: Impossible. Now back to the stats, in the film Ethan Hunt (Cruise) has only five (really 5 1/2) kills in the film which I believe is the lowest total we’ve done so far. He doesn’t really have an origin story because all we know is that he is a secret agent and we don’t know if he has a love interest or not. As far as a friend/family member being hurt, we do know that his whole team appears to be taken out and eliminated which is what drives him on this mission and the big boss behind the whole thing known as Job is taken out and defeated. Of course, the film features one of the most iconic scenes which you can see in this very paragraph and that is what you get. The film delivered on the whole secret agent/action/espionage craze that people needed filled and as we know there are three more films with another on the way that is sure to deliver. The acting is amazing on all ends and I didn’t realize that Emilio Estevez makes an appearance in this film. The editing is phenomenal as well as the cinematography which worked well together as it needed to in order for the film to work. We have three more films o check out and you can see this one on Netflix as we speak. I am giving the film four fists out of five for a final grade.

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