Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ranking the Mission: Impossible Films

Tom Cruise has played Ethan Hunt five times so far.

I meant to do a quick post for this weeks ago, but it slipped my mind. Here is my ranking of the films in the underrated Mission: Impossible franchise.

5. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

A bit too stylish, but it’s not without thrills.

4. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Solid return to form when the series was lacking.

3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Slick entertainment from beginning to end.

2. Mission: Impossible (1996)

De Palma’s pulp opener is still one of the best.

1. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

The most entertaining M:I film. And Rebecca Ferguson, guys.

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  1. OMG! It's better than the original!?!?! I need this movie in my life!!!

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    1. LOL, it's a razor-thin margin, but right now I prefer Rogue Nation to the original. ;)

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  2. Rebecca Ferguson was far and away the best thing about Rogue Nation! No complaints from me about it going at the top; I'm actually drafting my own version at the moment so this has got me thinking about it again haha :)

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    1. Ferguson was SO good! It's always interesting to see how people rank films in a series. I don't think I've seen M:I 2 at the top of anybody's list, though. ;)

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  3. There's something about the sheer, unapologetic awfulness of Part II that I kind of appreciate. It's so spectacularly over the top. But I suppose my favorite would be the first one. De Palma steals my heart.

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    1. Ha, I like the second film, but it can't compete with the other ones. I go back-and-forth between the first and the fifth as my favorite. It's a tough call.

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  4. I'll admit, this is a series I'm not friendly with. Haven't seen the latest, but only liked one of the others - Ghost Protocol. For me, that's by far the best in the franchise. I'd have it.

    1. GP

    3. Original


    99. II
    100. III

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    1. Wait, you have #3 at the bottom? That's an interesting choice. Hope you like Rogue Nation, which is more in the vein of Ghost Protocol.

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  5. YES! I definitely agree w/ your #1 pick, though I might swap #2 and #3.

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    1. Yay! Rogue Nation was brilliant!

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  6. Man, that Rebecca Ferguson...she legit should get some serious nominations for that role

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    1. YES! Something tells me Ilsa won't return for the sixth film, but I hope I'm wrong.

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  7. I thought the 2nd and 3rd films were weaker, but really enjoyed MI1,MI4 and MI5.
    Think I'd have MI3 in last place, it was pretty forgettable.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the first and last two films, too. They're the best, though I really like what Abrams did with M:I 3.

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