main idea: No matter what you’ve done in the past, redemption is possible.

In the midst of all the action and explosions, there was an underlying theme that resonates with many of us: redemption. William Brant (Jeremy Renner) is plagued by his haunting memory that he allowed Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) wife to die. He can’t face the truth with Hunt until the end, of which he realizes there is always redemption. Hunt (at least for most of the movie) attempts to redeem the life he risked his wife in (spoiler alert: she’s well and alive, but sometimes giving up the one you love so she can have a better future is the price of love. The fact that the entire IMF is disvowed because of a set-up is the motivation with redemption as a premise.

No matter what you’ve done in your past, redemption is always possible.  Interesting, isn’t that what Jesus continues to insist on in the first place?