Looking for something good to watch/rewatch during the CoVid19 stay at home order, or any time for that matter? Maybe you forgot, but the Mission: Impossible movies offer some solid entertainment that ranges from decent to awesome, with one exception for MI:II.
How good is the 6 movie Mission: Impossible bundle as a whole? If you go by RottenTomatoes user ratings, then it’s tied with the DCEU at a 72% approval rating. It’s not going to win any awards, but it doesn’t suck. But, if you limit yourself to just the last 3 movies, which make a really tight trilogy, then you’re talking about some seriously good entertainment. How good?
-----Content continues below------
Mission: Impossible 4-6 has an average #RottenTomatoes user rating of 83%, which trails only LOTR (86%) and MCU Phase 3 (88%).
However, if you ask critics, it beats them all with an average 94% rating.
— RunPee (movie app/film hub) (@RunPee) March 23, 2020
The real question is, “Do I watch all six Mission: Impossible movies, or just skip to the last three, which make a fantastic trilogy?” It’s hard to do better than just the last three movies taken together. But, depending on how much binge-worthy material you have, maybe it’s worth going all the way back and catching the original Mission: Impossible, skip MI:II unless you have an OCD condition about completing things (plus that one has to do with a virus if I remember correctly). Flip a coin on watching MI:III. I remember it being good, but emotionally taxing.
Update: Rob Williams makes a great argument — in the comments below — for why MI:II is better than its rating, and worthy of a rewatch.
So, what are you watching tonight? 🙂
Got some other great movie series suggestions? Drop me a note in the comments.
Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Matrix: Resurrections, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and coming soon Morbius. We have literally thousands of Peetimes—from classic movies through today's blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there's a new film out there, we've got your bladder covered.
Creator and developer of the RunPee app. When something doesn’t work right in the app it’s pretty much his fault. 🙂
Aspiring author. Would like to finish his “Zombie Revelations” trilogy if he could break away for working on RunPee and the cottage he’s building for RunPee Mom.