A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
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.
When Ethan Hunt calls the IMF early on in the movie, he uses the code Bravo Echo One One (or BE11) which is a mirror image of 1138, the number made famous as a recurring macguffin in George Lucas' movies. This is the same code Ethan uses in the first Mission: Impossible (1996) movie when he calls Kittridge after the Prague mission. See more »
Benji refers to Austria's Chancellor as Head of State, when in fact he is Head of Government. The President is Head of State. See more »
Superb experience & 2nd best movie in the franchise
Almost a masterpiece.
It contains everything you love about the movies. Suspense, mystery, drama, intelligent action & plot.
I did not expect the experience I got. A start to finish thrill ride which also contained intelligent characters & plot. Christopher McQuarrie has crafted a superb movie which moves at a fast pace but also slows down when it has to for some intelligent character interaction.
Tom Cruise gives one of his best performances & is in almost the entire movie. The rest of the cast are all great. Rebecca Ferguson is a strong character & female equivalent of Ethan Hunt.
Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner & Alec Baldwin all give great performances & have about the same screen time.
The villains lead by Sean Harris are effective & chilling & also a little mysterious.
Music is superb with many subtle bursts of the MI theme. The film does not contain hardly any CGI its nearly all practical real stunt FX.
Overall it just works from start to finish & Christopher McQuarrie has created a superb film experience which does not fail to entertain & deserves repeat viewings to enjoy the experience again & again.
This mission should you chose to accept it is to enjoy the movie & watch it at least once more at the cinema the way its intended to be seen on a massive screen with loud sound.
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