Published Wednesday, 19 August, 2015
The long-lived Mission: Impossible franchise is back for a fifth outing, and its time for us plebs to enjoy our Tom Cruise Movie™ 2015 Edition. In spite of his reputation, Cruise has assembled a crack team to help deliver an enjoyable outing. Simon Pegg is stellar in support, Rebecca Ferguson gives it all she’s got, and veteran screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is behind the camera making sure the explosions go off when they’re supposed to, and the missions are sufficiently impossible. All of this is a great excuse for some armchair analysis of the Crusie career trajectory and Mission: Impossible movies past and present.