Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission Impossible

The fifth instalment in the action-thriller franchise starring Tom Cruise. The film opens with undercover agents Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Ethan Hunt (Cruise) in Minsk in Belarus, attempting to prevent a nerve gas shipment from being flown to Syria. This involves Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) illegally hacking a Russian satellite, which is problematic, as the Impossible Missions Force is already under investigation for misconduct. Hunt retrieves the nerve gas in spectacular fashion, as the IMF foil a plot by the Syndicate, an organisation committed to fomenting worldwide revolution via acts of terrorism. Then, unfortunately, it turns out that the Syndicate has infiltrated the IMF, which is subsequently disbanded by the US government. Hunt and the team are still set on stopping the Syndicate, but to do so they must now avoid the CIA, which views them as rogue operatives. Also starring Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Saturday 10.15pm on Channel 4