The Enduring Appeal of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ Franchise

25 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Mission ImpossibleThe 53-year-old is reportedly head over heels in love with British assistant Emily Thomas who he met last year while on the set of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation? The 35-year-old actor, who is working with Cruise in the upcoming action spy thriller “Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation”, said he feels privileged to work with the “Top Gun” star and to see the “real man,” reported E! She has also been to Mexico – and like most young people her age appeared to spend most of her time partying, if her Facebook pictures are anything to go by. On Metacritic the movie is scoring at 78/100 (Metacritic film scores generally rate lower than Rotten Tomatoes.) HitFix’s Drew McWeeny writes that it “may be the funniest of the films overall, and with Robert Elswit shooting it, it’s absolutely gorgeous, with crisp, clean action choreography that you can actually see…I was delighted by this one end to end, and I plan on seeing it again in IMAX as soon as possible.” Thanks to a sharp script that springs a real surprise or two and a pace that never slackens, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation rates as the second-best of the numerous franchise titles of the summer, after Mad Max: Fury Road. Online. “There’s a lot of mythology about him, a lot of speculation about the kind of myth that surrounds him that people are very keen to believe,” he said. “When you actually meet the man himself, he’s different.

Armed with an absorbing mystery plot that does more than just connect the dots between action set-pieces (the most outlandish of which is dispensed with in a Bond-like opener), writer-director Christopher McQuarrie maintains the uptick in M:I quality established by the last two entries, and should land this entry within the series’ customary range of a half-billion bucks worldwide. Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty writes, “Rogue Nation may not be the best, the tightest, or even the most logically coherent M:Iflick, but there should be more movies like it: relentlessly thrilling, smart entertainments for folks who can’t tell the difference between Quicksilver and The Flash—and aren’t particularly interested in trying to learn the difference either.” At this point, the Mission: Impossible franchise is closer to the mood and style of classic Bond movies than the actual James Bond franchise, which is a lot darker and more serious these days.

But he can also be Tom Cruise when he wants to be. “I say to him, I say, ‘Do Tom Cruise.’ And puts his sunglasses on and smiles. ‘There’s Tom Cruise!’ And he knows it! He writes that Rogue Nation is “fun, with silly, suspenseful missions, espionage fantasy, and enough humour to poke fun at itself.” But nonetheless, it does little to move the ball forward. “Rogue Nation was perhaps an opportunity to advance the series,” writes Krupa, “but nothing much changes for Ethan.

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