Rogue Nation

Shadow-boxing in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION?

There’s a scene near the beginning of the latest Mission Impossible film, Rogue Nation, where Alec Baldwin’s CIA secretary/buzzkill Alan Hunley suggests to a committee that Tom Cruise’s protagonist Ethan Hunt is hunter and hunted rolled into one rogue agent – a fantasist who invents shadow villains to defeat so that he can always emerge seeming the hero. Ultimately,…