“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” is hitting theaters on Friday - and you have to hand it to Tom Cruise, he may be completely bonkers, but he can really carry this franchise even when some of the films are sub-par.
The fifth film has Cruise’s Ethan Hunt of the Impossible Missions Force trying to take down The Syndicate, a kind of shadowy anti-IMF. Feeling kind of vague about how he got here and who all these people are? You could binge-watch all the other “Mission: Impossible” films for the better part of a day - or you could watch our handy recap that sums up the story in less than 15 minutes.
Watch Ethan and his sexy spy friends as he wears super-realistic masks, hunts down moles, battles the inventor of a super bug, breaks into the Vatican, faces off with assassins, escapes from exploding bridges, infiltrates the Kremlin, gets in a bunch of car and motorcycle chases, and hangs off the ceiling by wires, a lot.
All caught up? Good - now here’s the trailer for “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.”