I’ve never been particularly into the Mission Impossible film franchise. Nothing against it, I stress, it just never really got me. Between tech that relies so heavily on “Because we say so,” that it might as well be magic and a lead character so unkillable that Wolverine would be calling BS, my interest just sort of waned. I never even saw part 4, and don’t have any immediate plans to rectify that
However, as I opined on twitter nearly a month ago, this summer has been overall pretty weak, and Rogue Nation has a pretty awesome trailer, so I was definitely open to being surprised. Plus Tom Cruise’s previous summer’s movie, Edge of Tomorrow, was pretty damned good overall. So maybe there’s some hope this movie can be good and jump in to save the summer at the last moment.