We first saw Tom Cruise play special agent Ethan Hunt in Brian DePalma’s Mission: Impossible, which was partly set in Prague. The film was released 20 years ago, in 1995, which coincidentally was the same year of release of the first James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, GoldenEye.
But since our first big-screen encounter with Hunt, this man has quickly turned into an action hero that easily overshadows whatever his Martini-drinking, skirt-chasing counterpart in Her Majesty’s Secret Service is up to. More importantly, Cruise is still around as Hunt, and while Brosnan’s successor returns later this year in a new Bond film, there is simply no longer any contest.
The latest Mission: Impossible film (this one is no. 5, for those keeping score) is subtitled Rogue Nation and sees Hunt and his team chase after elite members of The Syndicate, which appears to be a terrorist group without any discernible agenda except to use their considerable skills as former intelligence agents to intervene wherever in the world they want.
To read the full review, visit The Prague Post. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation goes on wide release in Bulgaria on July 31.
(Still of Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Photo credit: Christian Black – © 2015 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.)