By Alex Gibson
It has been almost two decades since Ethan Hunt first appeared on the silver screen, as he attempted to rescue the NOC List and iconic-ly hovered in a gleaming computer room. The original Missions Impossible has since led to four sequels, including this month’s Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, opening July 31.
In Rogue Nation, directed by Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, the IMF, a small highly-specialized group of spies, faces its most dangerous opponent yet: the Syndicate. After being disbanded by the CIA, Ethan (Tom Cruise) and his team learn that the Syndicate, previously thought of as a myth among spies, is real. This ring of extremely skilled spies, who have thrown out their moral compasses and allegiances, are now plotting to throw the world into turmoil, unless Ethan can stop them. Left out in the cold by the US government, Ethan and is team race against the clock to defeat rogue spies who will challenge them emotionally, intellectually, and physically.