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CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.
We get an idea of the kind of limits Tom Cruise will go to, in order to entertain his fans, almost as soon as the movie begins. He clings to the outside of a cargo plane (the shot reportedly took eight takes) while in flight, as he desperately maneuvers to get inside the airplane and jettison a load of chemical warheads. The CGI/stunt double route could have been taken, but Cruise did it for real. Because he's Tom Cruise.
Cruise's Hunt is a little older, wiser, but no less aggressive. Hunt is captured and almost killed by a Syndicate member, but is saved by another rogue agent, Ilsa Faust (Ferguson) from Britain's MI6, in the nick of time. 'When he learns that the Syndicate plans on assassinating a head of state, Hunt brings in his old friend Benji (Pegg) to help with matters and their mission is now to thwart the Syndicate's plans.' What follows is classic MI fare with stunts galore, thrilling chase sequences, tech wizardry and more.
McQuarrie doesn't stray too far from formula here, but there's more humour in here than previously seen in the series. McQuarrie (who has worked with Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher) coaxes a kickass show from Cruise. Ferguson's Faust is alluring. She finds that sweet spot in between being eye candy and deadly vixen. On screen, Hunt and she complement each other perfectly.
The sequence at the Vienna State Opera (with the Chancellor of Austria in attendance, watching Puccini's Turandot), involving activity happening offstage between Hunt and a bunch of bad guys even as the blissfully unaware audience watches the stage show, is almost poetic in terms of timing and synchronization.
A winsome mix of old school and new, Rogue Nation will thrill you throughout.
हॉलिवुड फिल्म मिशन इम्पॉसिबल सीरीज की पांचवीं फिल्म में एकबार फिर हैरतअंगेज ऐक्शन और अडवेंचर का बेहतरीन कॉम्बिनेशन देखने को मिला। इस सीरीज की पहली फिल्म 1996 में रिलीज हुई थी और इसकी चौथी सीरीज करीब चार साल पहले 2011 में आई थी। बॉक्स ऑफिस पर इस सीरीज की फिल्म बेहतरीन बिज़नस कर चुकी हैं। सीरीज की इस पांचवीं फिल्म को ऑस्कर अवॉर्ड विनर क्रिस्टोफर मैकरेन ने लिखा और निर्देशित किया है। 53 साल के हो चुके ऐक्टर टॉम क्रूज ने शानदार ऐक्शन सीक्वेंस किए हैं, जिनकी जितनी तारीफ की जाए कम है। तेज रफ्तार दौड़ती कारों और बाइक्स पर ऐक्शन सींस बहुत जबर्दस्त हैं। फिल्म में टॉम क्रूज के साथ जेरेमी रेनर भी हैं। इस फिल्म का टॉम के फैंस बहुत क्रेज है।
मिशन इम्पॉसिबल की पिछली सीरीज में अनिल कपूर ने भी एक छोटा-सा किरदार निभाया था। इस सीरीज की पिछली हर फिल्म में टॉम क्रूज ऐक्शन से हर किसी को हैरान करते रहे हैं। वहीं, इस फिल्म में टॉम ने छह मिनट तक सांस रोककर एक ऐक्शन सीन भी किया है। इस फिल्म के एक सीन में क्रूज को आसमान में उड़ते हवाई जहाज पर लटकते हुए दिखाया गया है। 400 एम लड़ाकू विमान पर किए गए इस स्टंट के दौरान टॉम ने अपनी सुरक्षा के लिए कोई खास इंतजाम नहीं किए थे। टॉम ने स्पेशल सिक्यॉरिटी ड्रेस की जगह सामान्य सा सूट पहना और पैरों में नॉर्मल शूज। वहीं फिल्म के एक-दूसरे ऐक्शन सीन में टॉम को गहरे पानी में डूबते हुए दिखाया गया है। टॉम के फैंस जानते हैं उनका चहेता हीरो अपने सभी ऐक्शन सींस खुद ही करते हैं, यहीं वजह है पिछले करीब दो दशक के लंबे अर्से में टॉम के फैंस की संख्या कई गुना बढ़ गई है।
कहानी : इथन हंट (टॉम क्रूज) जिस आइएमएफ एजेंसी के साथ जुड़े हैं। अब उस एजेंसी को खत्म कर दिया गया है। अब एक बार फिर से एक नई मुसीबत खड़ी होती है और एक नया सिंडिकेट जो तरह-तरह की आतंकवादी घटनाओं को अंजाम देने में लगा है। इथन इन आतंकी घटनाएं करने वाले सिंडिकेट को जड़ से खत्म करने में लग जाता है। इथन अपनी टीम विलियम (जेरेमी रेनर), बेंजी (साइमन पेग), लूथर (विंग रहेम्स) के साथ खतरनाक मिशन को पूरा करता है।
ऐक्टिंग : टॉम क्रूज के अलावा फिल्म में दो ऐसे और किरदार हैं, जिनकी तारीफ किए बिना यह मिशन पॉसिबल नहीं होता है। लिसा के किरदार में रेबेका और बेंजी के रोल में साइमन ने बेहतरीन ऐक्टिंग के साथ गजब एक्शन सींस करके अपनी ऐक्टिंग से साबित कर दिया है कि वह बेहतरीन ऐक्ट्रेस हैं।
क्यों देखें : अगर आप टॉम क्रूज कै फैंस है और ऐसे दिल दहला देने वाले हैरतअंगेज ऐक्शन सीन्स देखना चाहते हैं, जो बॉलिवुड मूवीज में कम ही नजर आते हैं, तो इस फिल्म को मिस न करें।
Just getting the clearances to use an authentic A400 for the airplane stunt in the movie was a major coup. But then rigging it for Cruise’s audacious flight was a whole other massive challenge. The wind shear alone on him was so great that in order to keep his eyes open he had to have sclera lenses fitted over his eyes. Engineers worked around the clock to calibrate every element.
“I couldn't sleep the night before. I was going through it all in my mind. I knew that once we took off, if something went wrong, no one could do anything. But on the day, I felt very confident with our team, with the pilot, with Wade... and when I got on the side of the plane I was very excited. I was thinking only about the audience, about the shots we were going to get, about the performance. We started taxiing and I remember we were at the end of the runway and I’m hanging on saying to Chris ‘let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.’ And suddenly, boy, that throttle goes and we are hammering down that runway like ‘holy s**t’ – the force of it! But then I was thinking ‘Now do I say my line? Is my lighting good? Am I in shadow?’ So all these other things started occupying my mind.”
From its start as a TV show in 1966, “Mission: Impossible” has always centered on the extreme pressure of the ticking clock – the urgent deadline to stop deadly plots. With the film franchise, that idea has blossomed into an entire movie-making philosophy based on amplifying the pressure on Hunt, and thereby increasing the creativity, nerve and maturity he needs to pull off his mission.
Rogue Nation also finds Ethan more dedicated to defusing the destructive power of evil than ever – in part because he’s grown as an agent and a person. "Ethan has evolved," Cruise observes. “He’s learning to listen to everyone else while still following his own instincts. I think he’s really progressed in terms of understanding people for who they are, including himself. I’ve always een him as someone’s who’s highly skilled, who has a high level of athleticism and who will be relentless in pursuing what he believes is right all the way to the end – but he’s not a superhero, he’s very human.”
Also joining the “Mission: Impossible” franchise for the first time is Oscar nominee and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Alec Baldwin – bringing his sly gravitas to officious CIA head Alan Hunley, who puts little faith in Ethan Hunt or his belief that The Syndicate is about to strike. Cruise was gratified to have the chance to bring Baldwin into the “Mission: Impossible” world. “Alec certainly doesn’t disappoint. He is enormously entertaining as the CIA head who is a natural antagonist to Ethan and brings the pressure down on his entire team,” Cruise says.
Cruise was impressed with the way Rebecca Ferguson deftly tackled the role’s huge physical demands without losing Ilsa Faust’s intriguing feminine wiles – and a personality that has Hunt believing in her in spite of himself. “I think she’s an incredibly powerful actress and also incredibly charismatic. She exudes both elegance and intelligence,” Cruise says. “Chris and I talked a lot about what we wanted in Ilsa and we wanted a very strong woman, someone both powerful and mysterious who would have the audience leaning forward watching her, rooting for her and being a little shocked by her.”
For Baldwin, the thrill of the film was in having the chance to go bold, as actors only can when tackling such larger-than-life characters. “This is a big, big, big action film with lavish sets, an incredible cast and mind-blowing stunts -- things that can only be done in the movies. This is what movies are all about,” Baldwin observes.
David Ellison explains the feeling generated by capturing such a moment of adventurousness on film: “I think the A400 may be the single most ambitious set-piece that has ever been built,” he offers. “I’ll never forget watching the dailies of that sequence for the first time: you see the plane take off with Tom hanging on the side of it … and the camera doesn’t cut. You wait for it to cut but it never does, giving you a feeling deep in the pit of your stomach like nothing else can.”
Actually, Cruise may have topped the A-400 already with a more subtle but even more physically demanding stunt – holding his breath for several minutes at a time while carrying out an audacious heist inside the under-water Torus facility. Cruise trained diligently on both timed breath-holds and underwater maneuvers with veteran athletes in Florida and the Cayman Islands, building up to a 40-meter free dive. But his aim was different than most. Rather than simply learning to relax in an oxygen-less state, he needed to learn how to carry out a complex action sequence without air.
“I have to say physically, it was without a doubt the most challenging aspect of this film,” Cruise states. “We were doing long shots and when your body is moving that much it is burning oxygen much faster so there was just a lot of physical stress. Physically what it did to me was quite interesting... what I went through doing that - it took me much longer to recover from than any other sequence.”
Another proud tradition of “Mission: Impossible” is spanning the globe and utilizing a series of awe-inspiring international landmarks as set pieces. “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” continues that with a sequence at the Vienna State Opera House, the ornate Renaissance-era building in the heart of one of Europe’s most architecturally rich cities.
The building, which opened its doors in 1869 with a performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” also offered exceptional beauty with its sumptuous frescoes, winged statues and dramatic arches. It also hosted a 75-foot drop that had Rebecca’s Ferguson heart in her mouth. “For Tom, the jump was nothing, but we had to work Rebecca all the way up from a 12-foot drop in our stunt rehearsal area to doing a 75-foot drop 40 times, without showing any emotion or any fear,” explains Eastwood. “I give big kudos to her because with this scene, she entered the world of ‘Mission: Impossible’ in a very fast and frightening way. Within hours we were doubling the combinations and then tripling the combinations, but she just nailed it. She not only nailed it but she brought the energy of Ilsa Faust nailing it.”
Cruise had the chance to handle a car that befits the Mission: Impossible mix of the classic and exhilarating - BMW’s nimble, high-performance M3 sedan - as well as BMW’s s1000rr sport.
Brad Bird was the initial choice of the producers to direct. Instead, he got busy with Tomorrowland. It was Cruise who personally insisted on Christopher McQuarrie, as he had worked with him on two prior films.
Ving Rhames is the only actor who has, apart from tom Cruise of course, appeared in all the five Mission Impossible films thus far.
The title music is composed by Lalo Schifrin, an Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. Schifrin, associated with the jazz music genre, is also noted for work with Clint Eastwood in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, particularly the Dirty Harry films.
Tom Cruise performed the stunts without using any body double and was injured six times during the shoot.
The film was originally supposed to release in December but fearing tough competition from films like Spectre and Star Wars - the release was preponed.
Paula Patton and Maggie Q were supposed to continue with their roles but had to opt out due to date conflicts.
Benedict Cumberbatch was earlier considered to play the role of the villain.
Jessica Chastain was offered the lead role but she declined, as she did not want to undergo training for six months.
There is an inaccuracy in the manner in which Ethan Hunt refers to the Austrian chancellor as a head of state. The chancellor is the head of the Austrian government. The head of state of Austria is the president, whose role is largely ceremonial.
Cruise holds his phone upside down in one of the scenes where he is getting a call from Lane. The logo on the back of the phone confirms this.
Towards the end of the film, When Lane is secured in a bulletproof glass box. He fires point blank at the box till his clip is empty. In reality, this would probably have either killed or severely maimed him as the bullets would ricochet. Either that or they’d have got stuck in the glass. Also, there are no spent shell casings.
Rogue Nation almost starts off with a quite literally high flying stunt involving Cruise clinging on to the outside of what looks like a C-130 cargo plane. The plane contains a consignment of nerve gas shells that are enroute to being sold to terrorists. After a bit of a struggle, his associates at HQ hack into the plane's controls and manage to get the side entry door open, allowing Hunt to get inside. IMF agent Ethan Hunt is hell bent on his mission that he can prove the existence of the Syndicate, which can somewhat be described as international criminal rogue organisation. When he reports to an IMF substation to receive his next orders (the orders come in the form of a vinyl record), Hunt is surrounded and captured by the Syndicate, but escapes a torture chamber led by Syndicate member Janik 'Bone Doctor Vinter (Jens Hulten) with the help of rogue MI6 agent and Syndicate operative Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson). Meanwhile, CIA director Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) and IMF agent William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) present themselves before a Senate supervisory committee where Hunley succeeds with his argument in having the IMF disbanded, and integrated with the CIA, effectively disabling its independence and core strategy in dealing with various missions. He also guarantees that Hunt will be brought to book. Now on his own, Hunt starts following his only lead: a silent but seemingly ruthless blond man, who will later be identified as Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), who is a key member of the Syndicate itself.
Half a year later, Hunt is still on the loose, despite Hunley's promise to capture him. Hunt is unable to find the Syndicate without help, he enlists former colleague Benji Dunn, arranging for him to attend the opera Turandot at the Vienna State Opera to search for Lane, whom he correctly thinks is the Syndicate's leader. Despite preventing three assassins from killing the Austrian chancellor, the latter is killed by a car bomb as he is leaving the Opera house. It was Hunt who, armed with a sniper rifle and faced with the prospect of choosing between shooting three people, and making the wrong choice, decides to give the chancellor a grazing shot that alerts security and botches the plans of the real assassins.
Brandt brings in former agent Luther to find Hunt and prevent Hunley's team from killing him. Brandt and Stickell are able to track Hunt, Dunn, and Faust to Morocco, where the three are infiltrating a secure underwater server beneath a power station. After having stolen what they believe to be a file containing the names of all Syndicate agents, Faust takes the drive and a chase via motorcycle down a freeway involving Ethan, his group, the Syndicate members, and Faust. Faust escapes, but Dunn reveals he had already made a copy of the data.
Faust returns to London, and attempts to pass the file to her handler, Attlee (Simon McBurney), who seems to be a rogue agent himself. He persuades her via a blackmail route, to return to the Syndicate and finish her mission, which will lead to getting Hunt killed. She returns to Lane, only to find that Attlee has wiped the drive, which in fact contained an encrypted, British-government 'red box' that requires the Prime Minister's biometrics - face scan, hand scan and voice recognition - in order to be unlocked. The former IMF agents confront Faust, but when Lane's men abduct Dunn, they are told they must deliver a decrypted copy of the drive to Lane. Despite the objections of the others, Hunt realizes Lane will always have a plan to acquire the files; believing the only certain way to stop him is to confront him, Hunt agrees to the ultimatum.
Brandt contacts Hunley and reveals their location. At a charity auction, the two try to prevent Hunt from attacking the Prime Minister, whom they and Attlee take to a secure room. Hunt, having posed as Attlee, pulls off a mask and reveals himself and has the Prime Minister confirm the existence of the Syndicate, a classified project to perform missions without government control. The Prime Minister concluded by saying that he had ordered the project cancelled because of its potential to go haywire, but evidently, that was not done. When the real Attlee arrives, Hunt subdues him with a tranquiliserand he admits that he had been covering up the existence of the Syndicate since Lane hijacked the project and went rogue.
Stickell discovers the file actually contains access to billions of dollars. Hunt destroys the file and tells Lane he memorized the data, in order to force Lane to release Dunn and Faust in exchange for what he knows. Dunn escapes to Stickell and Brandt while Ethan and Faust are chased by Vinter and his men across the streets of London where they are separated. Faust kills Vinter in a knife fight while Ethan draws Lane into the open and lures him into a tunnel system revealed to be a bulletproof cell where he is gassed, like he did to Ethan at the beginning of the film, and taken into custody.
Sometime later, Hunley and Brandt return to the oversight committee, where Hunley secures the reinstatement of the IMF, claiming that his previous efforts to have it disbanded were all to allow Hunt to go undercover. The committee, though skeptical, approves, and outside the chambers, Brandt addresses Hunley as "Mr. Secretary".