The Hunt for Red October (1990)

In the dying days of the Soviet empire, their boffins come up with a potential new superweapon; a revolutionary propulsion system that can render their submarines undetectable. The prototype is under the command of Marco Ramius, their most respected naval commander. But Ramius has a different plan; defect, and hand the sub over to the Americans. As the Russian and American fleets both try and track him down, Ramius has to use his wits to stay one step ahead; a high stakes poker game at sea. Continue reading The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Tom Cruise hangs off the outside of a plane!! Talk about a big opening. The MI team are back, properly a team now with several recurring players, and an ever more continuous story line (in my opinion, a mixed blessing). They face Solomon Lane, a terrorist version of Ethan Hunt, who has taken control of a shadowy organisation called ‘The Syndicate’, and is wreaking havoc. And did I mention that out heroes have been DISAVOWED? Continue reading Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Hanna (2011)

Hanna has been raised in a Siberian forest, in a remote cabin without electricity or running water. Her father, her only companion, has trained he to be a survivor; she has combat skills, survival skills, and can speak 17 (at least) languages. This unusual set up and preparation is in aid of one thing: Hanna’s father wants revenge on the ruthless CIA agent that years beforehand killed Hanna’s mother. And he is not leary about using his daughter to get the job done. Continue reading Hanna (2011)

The Old Guard (2020)

A group of people become immortal for no reason. They can sense each other, and some of them connect, become friends. As the centuries pass, they outlive their loved ones, and watch everything they care about fade into history. They also develop their combat skills. In the modern era they live as elite mercenaries for hire, righting wrongs and inadvertablty becoming the target of big pharma. Continue reading The Old Guard (2020)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

The Impossible Mission Force is like the ultra CIA; they get the jobs that are too tough for the regular spooks, and have the very best operatives and tech. But while on assignment in Prague, a crack IMF team is rumbled and agents assassinated. Now it is up to Ethan Hunt to sift through the debris, work out what went wrong, and generally save the day. And, not for the last time, all this while he is: DISAVOWED. Continue reading Mission: Impossible (1996)