Review by Ric Nimrod
The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film franchise is almost 20 years old. Not bad for a series of movies based on a TV show from the 60s. In fact, the show only lasted 7 years and the brand is far more recognized as THE Tom Cruise (KNIGHT AND DAY, RISKY BUSINESS) franchise.
So here in its 19th year we have a 5th entry named MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION (with a new one already scripted and ready to shoot next year), and despite the age of its leading man, a lean and mean 53 year old Cruise, the series is as frantic and action packed as ever. This new entry might not offer much new in the way of plotting or action but it rarely stops for air as the story unfolds and keeps you on the edge of your seat for much of its 131 minute runtime.