Looking back on the "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE" franchise, I noticed that a movie seemed to appear every four to six years. There are a few things unique about the franchise's 2011 movie, "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL". One, Paula Wagner did not co-produce the movie with star Tom Cruise. J.J. Abrams, who directed the third film, did. And two, for once the villain's goal turned out to be a lot different from those in the past three movies.
Below is my ranking of the four existing "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" movies:
FRANCHISE RANKING OF "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" MOVIES
1. "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (2011) - To my surprise, this latest entry in the franchise about Ethan Hunt's efforts to clear IMF of the bombing of the Kremlin has become my favorite. Brad Bird directed.
2. "Mission Impossible" (1996) - In this first movie for the franchise, IMF agent Ethan Hunt is framed for the murders of his fellow agents during a mission gone wrong in Prague, and...