A welcome return to form for the series. McQuarrie delivers a hugely enjoyable romp, balancing the action and spying perfectly. Ferguson is a great addition to the cast and Harris’ bad guy steals every scene he’s in. Great motorbike chase too.
A somewhat flat entry into the series that never really seems to go anywhere and suffers from Dr Who’s biggest problem; when the threat is too large, you stop caring because it just won’t happen. A really forgettable villain doesn’t help matters either.
The best of the bunch as serial franchise invigorator, Abrams, strips away the crap from 2, and delivers a straight up superior action film. Hoffman’s protagonist is electric and Cruise is on top form as the series also finds it thriller roots once again.
One of the stupidest films I have ever seen and a real stinker of a sequel. Cruise’s hair is unfathomable and the use of slo-mo is so over done as to reach Garth Marenghi levels of crap. Awful on every level and a surprise it didn’t sink the franchise.
Slightly dated, but still hugely enjoyable spy thriller that turned the TV show into a big budget franchise. Held together by stylish direction from De Palma and a wonderfully sleazy Jon Voight, this still has the best exploding helicopter in any film.
1963. An international hitman is hired to assassinate Charles de Gaulle; a manhunt ensues. A meticulous and clinical film, almost documentary in its approach, which expertly captures – and in some areas improves on – the bestseller its based upon. Highly recommended.
A Polynesian clan-leader’s daughter escapes her island home to prevent a terrible prophecy. Supremely confident quest narrative; a focused and involving animation with huge attention to story, action, and character detail. Recommended.