It’s no skyscraper in Dubai, like last time. But it’ll do
Yes, we’re just over a month away from the arrival of the fifth “Mission: Impossible” film, arriving 19 years after the first. Not bad for a franchise based on a show that lasted just seven seasons.
The new film, coming July 21, has Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) working with the team from the last few movies: Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and original movie holdover Ving Rhames; this time, Alec Baldwin joins the fun too. Christopher McQuarrie- the “Usual Suspects” screenwriter who also directed Cruise in the above-average “Jack Reacher”- is the director, the franchise’s fifth in as many movies:
The film looks like it’s going for a lot of what made the fourth one such a surprise delight- big action setpieces featuring the ageless Cruise, entertaining banter among the team and probably some intricate, twist-filled plotting. There’s also a hint of ripped-from-the-headlines stuff about Congress questioning the unchecked power of spying agencies.