Full Length ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Trailer Gives Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner Something To Do


The minute-long teaser for the recently titled ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ which dropped yesterday gave us a taste of what to expect from the fifth installment in Tom Cruise’s biggest franchise. And it was delicious.Car and Bike Crash Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

(Check out all my original screen grabs as well to get a real piece of the action!)

Today’s trailer confirms we can have our cake and eat it too.

Watch it now!

Damn. Isn’t that shit great? I have high hopes for Ethan Hunt & team’s latest “Impossible” adventure following ‘Ghost Protocol,’ the franchises best film since the original in 1996 (Damn that makes me feel old…).

“You want to bring down the Syndicate? It’s Impossible.”

Perfect. An Impossible Mission for the recently disbanded IMF (Impossible Mission Force), courtesy of CIA stooge Alec Baldwin. Just as the Syndicate, described as an anti-IMF, seems to be gaining more power.

Someone wants Ethan Hunt dead...
Someone wants Ethan Hunt dead…

With a new (hopefully) ally played by Rebecca Ferguson, Hunt and his team are again off-the-grid with no support, fighting Hunt’s equivalent of 007’s S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

So, what we’ve got here is a lot of new action, a few plot points (Damn you, Alec Baldwin!), and some real footage of Luthor (Ving Rhames) and Agent Brandt (Jeremy Renner) who were mostly absent in yesterday’s teaser. But don’t worry, the new trailer still has plenty of Benji (Simon Pegg).Tom Cruise on Plane Wing Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

And that plane stunt at the end… with Hunt yelling at Benji to open the door (no, the other door!) hits classic Hunt & Benji notes while throwing Cruise into his craziest stunt yet.

Hunt and his team will have to take on “The Syndicate” when ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is released on July 31st.

Tom Cruise Battles IMF’s Version of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. In Trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’


After being pulled from December back to July 31st to avoid clashing against ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ has been without a title, poster, trailer, and plot synopsis for far too long. (Ethan Hunts saves the world… but how and from whom?) Ethan Hunt Motorcylce Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Now we have all four.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the title and 1st poster for Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,’ the follow up to Brad Bird’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ (when they smartened up and dropped the number titling  system in favor of a subtitle). Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Poster 2015

Like the poster for ‘Ghost Protocol,’ ‘Rogue Nation’s poster highlights the “Impossible” stunt from the film; this time Tom Cruise hangs onto an airplane as it takes off and continues to hang at 6,000 feet (or whatever)!

Benji has quite the disguise... but still no Mask... yet.
Benji has quite the disguise… but still no Mask… yet.

This minute long teaser trailer certainly excites as I have always been a ‘Mission: Impossible’ fan (M:I:2 doesn’t exist). We got motorcycle action! Benji (Simon Pegg) in the field! Quick shots of Agent Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Luthor (Ving Rhames), back from earlier installments! More action! Alec Baldwin as the CIA director hunting down… well… Ethan Hunt (with the amount of times Tom Cruise is on the run in these films, that last name has got to be a pun… at this point).  The enemy revealed: the Rogue Nation Syndicate – “an anti-IMF. And “Impossible” stunts!

Watch the trailer now and get the synopsis after!

After watching the trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,’ the official synopsis from Paramount is quite plain and simple:

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

 

Evidence of "The Syndicate. "
Evidence of “The Syndicate. “

“The Syndicate” sure does sound a lot like S.P.E.C.T.R.E., 007’s nemesis agency (as well as the title of the next Bond film): a shadow organization penetrating all areas of worldwide governments in order to control the world. If “The Syndicate” really is an “Anti-IMF,” than that sounds exactly like S.P.E.C.T.R.E. being the anti-MI6.Ethan Hunt in Custody Mission: Impossible - Rogue Agent

Of course, this meaty one-minute trailer is just a teaser for the real trailer dropping TOMORROW! The 23rd!

So now that we have a title, poster, teaser trailer, and synopsis for ‘Rogue Nation!’ And we will be getting yet another, this time full-length, trailer for Ethan Hunt’s latest adventure… in this, 2015, the year of the spy genre.

Podcast #19: Comment and Like Us, Son!


On this slightly late episode of ‘Breaking Geek: The Podcast,’ Nick lets Andrew run the show (again, because Nick was lazy and had nothing to talk about). And Andrew delivers!

From ‘Agent 47: Hitman’ trailer talk to ID4Ever (‘Independence Day 2’), Nick and Andrew cover all the week’s hot shit, including the announcement of ‘Mallrats 2’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ becoming ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ with a new trailer and poster!

Talk somehow leads to Marvel. How does that always happen?

Check back every Friday for a new Breaking Geek Podcast! (Sometimes we are a bit tardy…)

A JACK RYAN for the 21st (or is it 24th?) Century


Jack Ryan is back! After a long hiatus following the worst film the the “Jack Ryan” franchise.

In an age where subtitles appear bigger than the franchise name (see below; MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL & STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS – also starring Chris Pine) comes JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, a franchise that seems to be attempting to cast as many actors to play the Tom Clancy character as have played other, more well known icons like 007 and Batman.

Wait... all the logos are for Paramount films.. is this a paramount Paramount conspiracy? (Pun very much intended).
Wait… all the logos are for Paramount films.. is this a paramount Paramount conspiracy? (Pun very much intended).

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit PosterJACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT seems to be a reboot to the franchise. Jack gets his first ‘in-the-field’ mission, just as he did in HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.

Instead of Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman (both will now have worked in the Batman-universe), Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones, or Alec Baldwin and… again… James Earl Jones, this time we have Capt’Kirk himself, Chris Pine, playing Ryan with Kevin Costner as his government contact/father-figure/aid.

The first Jack Ryan movie not based off an actual Tom Clancy novel (notice the poster says ‘based on the characters created by Tom Clancy), is also the first Jack Ryan film to have the character’s name in the title. All because, unlike in the days of CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER and PATRIOT GAMES, HWood knows we are too stupid to make the connection unless all upcoming films carry ‘JACK RYAN’ in the title.

I kind of like it, as long as Paramount keeps using subtitles instead of numbers. Numbers date a movie (which is why even Marvel dropped them after the IRON MAN franchise), though SHADOW RECRUIT sounds it could be just as much the name for the next MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film. GHOST PROTOCOL… SHADOW RECRUIT… tell me I’m not the only one who thinks these spy titles aren’t generic, focus-group tested, Hollywood executive garbage!

The trailer and more! After the jump! Continue reading “A JACK RYAN for the 21st (or is it 24th?) Century”