Movie Review: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION (4K Ultra HD Combo Pack)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE— ROGUE NATION is based on the television series of the same name. The movie was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Tom Hollander and Alec Baldwin. The score is by Joe Kraemer.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it. With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, a new threat — called the Syndicate — soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation.

Even though the IMF has been disbanded, that doesn’t stop Ethan Hunt from going on another extremely dangerous mission. This time he takes on the Syndicate, another top-secret organization that had only previously been mentioned. Ethan assembles his new team that returns Luthor (Ving Rhames), who is joined by Benji (Simon Pegg) and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), who is a little more trustworthy than the last movie. Brandt is still a bit of a wildcard as far as the team goes because he has to make some tough decisions this time around but it’s only to protect the team.

Ethan meets the mysterious Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson), a former British agent who is close to Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), the Syndicate’s most deadly assassin who also has a touch of psychopath to him. Ethan knows he’s met his match when it comes to this deadly new threat so he has to play his game a little differently and put his trust in another rogue agent that he doesn’t know if he can fully trust or not. His ultimately gamble pays off in the end because Ethan plays a game of cat and mouse with Solomon and his team is able to lure the assassin into their own little trap they set for him, once again saving the day.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. These Ultra HD movies all come in black keep cases which helps them easily standout from the popular blue cases that have been around since day one. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The UHD disc has a black finish and features the movie logo and the two Blu-ray discs have a light blue finish and both feature the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this new release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio quality. Fans will be able to experience this movie like never before with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD) release. This features four times the resolution of Full HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) that delivers the brightest, most vivid and realistic color and greatest contrast.

Bottom line is, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a really exciting entry that rivals my personal favorite from this long-running franchise, Ghost Protocol. It’s amazing that they can still come up with fresh new stories for these M:I movies but they do and this one here proves it because it’s one of the best in the series. The cast did a great job with their characters and I really liked the addition of Rebecca Ferguson who played this mystery character that you didn’t know if you could trust or not. Tom Cruise once again puts on a show with his portrayal as super spy/agent Ethan Hunt and once again there’s this trademark action scene that shows the character take off on a big plane, but there’s one catch, he’s hanging on to it from the outside. There’s also this crazy underwater scene! Christopher McQuarrie was definitely the right guy for the job because he captured the heart, intensity and humor that Rogue Nation possesses plus he returned to direct Fallout that will be releasing in a few weeks. This is an extremely fun spy thriller full of crazy action and twists plus it even has a little more humor than the others which was a nice addition to the mix. Movie fanatics that have already upgraded their home entertainment centers (screens and players) to watch 4K movies are sure to enjoy the experience. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is now available on a 3-disc 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD).

Distributor: Paramount Home Media Distribution

Run Time: 131 Minutes

Rated: PG-13

4K Ultra HD Video: 2160P Ultra High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

4K Ultra HD Audio: English Dolby Atmos / French, Spanish and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 / EDA

4K Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos / French, Spanish and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 / EDA

Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Special Features: Good Stuff! The impressive list of extras include some audio commentary, nineteen “making of” featurettes and a digital copy of the movie. I noticed a few of the extras are located on both Blu-ray discs and that’s probably due to the importing from previous home video releases.

4K Disc

  • Audio Commentary with Tom Cruise and Director Christopher McQuarrie

Blu-ray Disc 1

  • Audio Commentary with Tom Cruise and Director Christopher McQuarrie
  • Lighting The Fuse (05:57)
  • Cruise Control (06:33)
  • Heroes… (08:06)
  • Cruising Altitude (08:23)
  • Mission: Immersible (06:45)
  • Sand Theft Auto (05:35)
  • The Missions Continue (07:08)

Blu-ray Disc 2

  • Lighting The Fuse (05:57)
  • Cruise Control (06:33)
  • Heroes… (08:06)
  • … And Rogues (05:43)
  • Top Crews (06:40)
  • Travel Agents (05:47)
  • Opera-tion Turnout (04:16)
  • Practically Impossible (05:59)
  • Stunts (30:20)
  • Cut! (07:17)
  • Variations On A Theme (04:50)
  • The Missions Continue (07:08)

 

  • Digital HD Copy

 

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