Mission Impossible 5 (2015): Tom Cruise Will Return As Ethan Hunt One More Time

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Mission Impossible 5
Mission Impossible 5

‘Mission Impossible 5’ is getting closer to it’s summer release, and we have the new trailer. The new MI5  looks better than ever. Yes, I said it. Tom Cruise may have finally turned this franchise around, the new MI5 movie looks as good as the first one.  There’s good news and bad news for Mission Impossible fans. Good News: Tom Cruise is back. Yay! Bad News: it won’t be directed by Brad Bird. Booo!

The fifth installment in the action-adventure franchise, that started as a vehicle to superstardom for Tom Cruise, found a new groove in the fourth film, largely thanks to Bird, who had previously directed animated classics like The Iron Giant, and The Incredibles. This time the other members of the team also got their chance to shine, although Cruise was still the main focus. The film was a hit at the box office, earning $694 million worldwide.

Now, a fifth film was a certainty, but people were also expecting Bird to reprise his role. Instead, Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Cruise in the recent action movie Jack Reacher, was hired to direct the film. His screenwriting credits include The Usual Suspects, but he won’t be penning the script this time. Drew Pearce, who co-wrote Iron Man 3 with Shane Black, will be writing the script. I don’t know why they didn’t just go ahead and hire Black to direct the movie instead of McQuarrie, but if I had to guess, I would say Cruise’s wishes played a role, he is co-producing the movie, after all.

Mission Impossible 5

The official plot for Mission Impossible 5  is as follows :

Mission: Impossible 5 finds Hunt’s highly effective but destructive Impossible Mission Force (IMF) disbanded by vengeful Washington bureaucrats such as the CIA chief (played by Alec Baldwin). But Hunt pulls his team together (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson) to battle the shadowy force known as “The Syndicate” and its elusive leader (Sean Harris).

Release Date

Mission Impossible 5 will release July 31st 2015.

Who’s in it?

Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson,Sean Harris.

Simon Pegg has confirmed that he’ll return for the film. Speaking to MTV, he said:

Yes, absolutely. I’m looking forward to that. I’ve already started eating one carrot a day in order to be in shape.

M I 5 Trailer

Here’s the new Mission Impossible 5 Trailer.

The Good Stuff

When it comes to “dumb fun” movies, the Mission Impossible movies trump many of the Bond movies for me. I like the team dynamics, and the disguises. I think MI:4 got it right in terms of tone and handling an ensemble. I hope McQuarrie is similarly sensible.

The Bad Stuff

Cruise is producing the film, and he has a tendency to make these movies center around him, but he can be overbearing. It’s the other, more interesting characters, that provide flavor to these movies.