Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Tom Cruise seems to have misread the time on his boarding pass in the first trailer for “Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation”. It happens to the best of us, Tom, but you probably wouldn’t find me clinging to the outside of the plane as it takes off.

The fifth film in the super-spy series sees the Impossible Mission Force once again leaving a trail of mashed motorbikes, battered bad guys and eye-popping explosions across Europe and the world. “The Syndicate is real”, intones Cruise’s top secret agent Ethan Hunt, describing a “rogue nation, trained to do what we do.” And then just in case you haven’t got it, Simon Pegg is on hand to explain that the bad guys are “an anti-IMF”.