So weirdly, expensively slapdash. Everything just feels first draft, first take.
hmm, really not sure if breaking the tradition of a different director for each Mission: Impossible film is a great idea
Me, 147 minutes later:
CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE TO DIRECT ALL FUTURE TOM CRUISE FILMS PLEASE AND THANK YOU
An epic – and potentially untoppable – greatest hits of all the best action movies of the past ten or so years. A mostly successful blend of Dark Knight, Inception, Bourne and the Neeson/Reeves one-old-man-army films, plus unexpected bits of Little Whie Lies and The Return of the King thrown in for good measure.