Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris
The Bit Players
Aired Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The guys bust out the popcorn and soda again for another Midnight Showing episode, this time for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise-helmed series is one of the strongest yet, and they break down what about the film they liked, didn't like, and what made it such a unique experience. Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie uses the team ensemble of regulars Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, and Ving Rhames to great effect, highlighting friendship as a major theme throughout, but perhaps the character who steals the show the most is the British spy Ilsa, played by Rebecca Ferguson, whose fighting skills would make even Jack Reacher blush. As Midnight Showing is as much about the experience of moviegoing as the movie itself, the guys discuss the trailers that played before their screening, the ways they got hyped for the fifth installment, and the atmosphere surrounding the cinema.