Last week we re-watched all the Mission: Impossible movies. 4, 5, 6, then 1, 2, 3. I think 4 is my favorite, but I can’t tell if my opinion is being influenced because I’m a Brad Bird fan.
Mission: Impossible 1 holds up. 2 is just a little over-the-top with the slow motion action scenes and doves, almost like a parody. 3 has the best villain, but is dark. 5 and 6 are really solid.
The most fun is knowing which stunts Tom Cruise actually performed. That guy is crazy.
Rewatching the full series so far, I also feel like there’s something important missing in between 3 and 4. Would’ve liked to see a 3.5 movie in there that covers Ethan Hunt’s marriage and its unraveling.