Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation is about more than a car chase


In Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, the fifth entry in the M:I series, the entire intelligence community seems to have turned against Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force. Alan Hunley and the CIA want to dissolve the IMF, Atlee (Simon McBurney) and MI6 see him as collateral damage, and a shadow organization called the Syndicate led by former British intelligence Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) has ever-evolving plans for Ethan, none of them good. The Syndicate is the anti-IMF, inciting revolution by way of terrorism. Lane and the mysterious Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) seek to recruit Ethan. When that fails, Lane uses him to acquire a disk, then he tries to kill him, and finally, he nearly blows up his friends. He always seems to be one step ahead of Ethan.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/25/mission-imposible-rogue-nation-is-more-than-car-chase