Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is a surprisingly strong entry in a surprisingly strong series. This is the fifth Mission Impossible flick, and it’s surprising to look back and realize that the first one debuted in 1996. Possibly a key to its success is having run only five movies in nearly 20 years, while keeping the same lead actor and context (as opposed to Bond relaunches) in place.
(The earlier films came out in 1996, 2000, 2006, 2011. The Bond series ran eight films from 1995 to this year’s Spectre. And in the Roger Moore era, averaged a film every other year for two decades.)
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation