When a franchise loses its numerical references we can start to get lost as to where we are in the extended plot arcs. Here, we find ourselves on yet another mission of the team. It’s a continuation of what went before and sets us up towards what will come as the agents near retirement and hand over to the new crew. The story was better than I had expected and hinted at players behind the scenes orchestrating global events like master chess players many steps ahead of the team. A good action movie with some intelligent twists which actually made it less just ‘mission impossible’ and more leaning towards a stronger spy franchise premise such as James Bond.
Actors: Jeremy Renner
A mixed bag of action during the robberies mixed with time with the principal characters. A little over-long to succeed as either a drama or a thriller, though does raise the pertinent question of choice about how you live your life no matter where you are from.
I expected great things from this flick with the named cast, but it looked like it tried to borrow (badly) from the original Evil Dead but with a script laced with modern vernacular and casual swearing, ninja witches, overly blasé witch hunters who couldn’t hit a barn door at times, blood packs, gore, cliches and tight leather. The premise had so much to give yet so little was delivered that I gave up after 15 minutes.