Thanks to widespread acclaim that greeted Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation, and Fallout, all three of which are arguably considered among the best action blockbusters of the 21st Century, Mission: Impossible finally surpassed itself as one of the best franchises of all time.
The entire process was in touch and go for a while, which was one of the greatest risks that led to Tom Cruise''s insisting that every installment be helmed by a different director, at least until he struck up his long-running romance with Christopher McQuarrie.
Although some fans would probably disagree, it is conceivable that the second chapter from John Woos holds the most low Rotten Tomatoes score, the worst Metacritic rating, and the lowest CinemaScore rating of six globetrotting espionage films to date, which is a result of enormous dismal distinctions.
Even by mission, it boasts the most convoluted plot by far, with Ethan Hunt racing around the world to try and prevent terrorists from unleashing a deadly virus created in a lab, as well as double-crossing and face-swapping along the way.
The flimsiest Mission: Impossible is the one that has hit the iTunes Top 10 in several countries across two continents, and fans are likely to be revisiting the other five entries in the coming months as wait for Dead Reckoning continues. Part 1 is just a testament to its signature style and desire for amazingly spectacular action scenes.