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?
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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.
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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? 🙂
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