Mission: Impossible – Fallout is unique in several ways: it’s the first time a writer-director has done two consecutive IMF missions; it’s the first time an entry in the series is a direct sequel to the previous one; it’s the first entry in which its star suffered an injury severe enough for the film to take an eight-week hiatus, and it’s the second straight entry to feature a female character – Ilsa Faust – who is as good at her job as Ethan Hunt is at his.
It’s also a non-stop rush – and really puts the impossible in Mission: Impossible.
The Mummy – the first entry in what Universal Pictures is calling Dark Universe – gives the new universe a pretty shaky start.
Despite Alex Kurtzman showing some skill at juggling character and plot arcs, and keeping things moving forward at a good pace, he can’t overcome the clunky script (six writers involved at story and script levels), lack of genuinely witty banter and a horrendous misuse of Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise’s other franchise is about to be released on home video.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back finds Reacher teaming up with Major Susan Turner, the commanding officer of his old unit, to find out who’s framing her for the murder of two of their own.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will available in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combao Pack on January 31, 2017 – following its debut on Digital HD two weeks earlier. Read on for details including bonus material.