I am tired of people trying to sink Tom Cruise! Despite Scientology, if you are a fan of this franchise like me, then you should see this film before it’s too late. This is one of those “go big or go home” movies, and won’t work nearly as well as a rental.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is trying to neutralize “The Syndicate,” a terrorist organization consisting of former international rogue operatives and agents presumed dead. The CIA Director, Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin), wants to dismantle the IMF (Impossible Missions Force) because he doesn’t think the Syndicate even exists. He is convinced that Ethan has fabricated this organization to justify his impulsive exploits.
Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), the evil head of the Syndicate, wants to take Ethan out! He has plans to take over the world (what else is new for an evil genius), but, in order to do so, he needs a file that is being safely stored in an underwater computer, with about 10 levels of security protecting it.
To stop Lane, Hunt enlists help from his pals in the IMF, primarily William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and the tech-savvy Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg). The beautiful agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) offers to help, but she may be secretly working for Lane or the British, and could double-cross him! (Regardless of her ultimate allegiance, sparks fly between her and Ethan.)
Will Ethan and the IMF be able to bring down “The Syndicate”? Will the IMF remain, or will Hunley be able to stop their funding? Will Ilsa wind up an ally or betray Ethan? (It will be a Mission: Impossible to drag this information out of me!)
The movie is fast-paced, has great action scenes, an interesting plot, and is consistently entertaining. If you are in the mood for a Mission: Impossible movie, this is one of the better ones of the series.