‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Trailer Features Led Zeppelin Classic
When you want people to know your blockbuster action thriller sequel rocks, you turn to Led Zeppelin.
Or at least that's what the folks behind the upcoming Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation did when it was time to cut the second trailer for the film, which arrives in theaters July 31. As you can see in the video above, the clip offers viewers a few hints of what sorts of shenanigans super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his pals will get themselves into during the Mission: Impossible franchise's latest installment — and sets the action to the strains of the Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love."
As ScreenCrush notes, relying on this song's old-fashioned swagger for the trailer's soundtrack represents a refreshing change of pace from many recent films, which tend to take a more painfully serious approach with their music. From a lyrical standpoint, "Whole Lotta Love" probably doesn't really make much sense here, but once you hear that chugging Jimmy Page riff, you know this picture has an attitude — and the good sense to embrace the fun of watching beautiful people wield cool gadgets, kick butt and flirt with death in eye-popping action set pieces.
As is traditionally the case with Mission: Impossible movies, half the fun is in decoding the plot's many twists and turns, so details regarding exactly what's going on here are fairly scant, but it's obvious that Hunt and his team face decommission from a crusading public official (Alec Baldwin) who may or may not have something to do with the team of killers bent on wiping them out permanently. Check out the trailer, and watch for Rogue Nation in theaters this summer.
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