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The Aroundtable's ranking of the Mission Impossible movies- Part 3

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Here we are with the 3rd and final installment of the Aroundtable's ranking of the Mission: Impossible films.

2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Director: Christopher McQuarrie Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Bruce Geller (based on the television series created by) Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin, August Walker, to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer, John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles, plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands

Setting the bar once again, Fallout doesn’t disappoint. Hunt and the IMF team are back to save movie audiences once again from mediocre franchises. No matter how many they make, M:I has become the most reliable film franchise in cinematic history, still wowing audiences, 2 decades later.

1.Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Directed by Brad Bird Writing Credits ;Bruce Geller (television series "Mission: Impossible") Written By Josh Appelbaum,André Nemec Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg J.J. Abrams may have given a shot of adrenaline to M:I and the series itself a solid foundation, but Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), took that foundation and ran with it. Ghost Protocol has great pacing, incredible action sequences, nail biting tension and comic relief.

I think Brad Bird set a new standard for the M:I franchise. Setting the bar for which all action movies in general are compared too. Personally, I believe that Ghost Protocol is easily the most rewatchable installment of the series.

Now a lot people say that Fallout is the best in the series, but it’s still a little to early for me to tell. The reason for Ghost Protocol getting the top spot in our ranking though, is because of the franchise defining moment where Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) climbs the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This is where M:I went from really good franchise to revoking Mr. Bond’s licence to kill.

So, what do think of the Aroundtable’s rankings? Share your thoughts with us.

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