When I was a child, one of my favorite things was to go to the movie theater. And if I’m going to be honest, it still is one of my favorite things. The smells of popcorn and cheap cologne wafting through the air and the rumbles from movies already in progress flowing out into the lobby all come crashing together to make the theater a wonderful place. Then the lights go down and the movie starts, and we suspend disbelief and travel to a magical land and forget about our problems for a while. But the price of movies these days makes regular trips to the theater more difficult. A movie really needs to be something special for me to spend that kind of money on a few hours of mediocre plot and trifling dialogue. Aristotle listed the six components of a tragedy in the order he thought was most important. Those components are: plot, character, thought, diction, melody, and spectacle. If I’m going to spend a stack of cash on a movie, it needs to have all these components in spades. I’ll be doing movie reviews from time to time to help you pick out the real winners that deserve your hard earned money. Today we’ll taking a look at Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is the fifth movie in the Mission: Impossible franchise. If you’ve seen any of the other Mission: Impossible movies, I guarantee you’ve seen this one. 131 minutes of Tom Cruise running, jumping, and yelling; mixed with some explosions and cool gadgets. Big freaking deal.
I’m going to be saving my pennies for The Finest Hours and The Martian. I thought about seeing The Revenant, but Leonardo DiCaprio sucks because he hasn’t won an Oscar. Suicide Squad also looks pretty cool.
Overall, I’d say Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation looks pretty dumb. I saw this movie when it first came out in 1996, and I give it 7 out of 10 stars. It probably isn’t worth the money. Unless you like Tom Cruise running, jumping, and yelling. Then this movie might be for you. I’ve heard there might be a Mission: Impossible 6. I hope not.