Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
At this point in the Mission: Impossible series, which was positively rejuvenated by Brian De Palma back in 1996, we're no longer being offered trendsetting action in a relevant and vibrant world of espionage and world-sized politics, conflicts and megalomaniacs. At this point, Mission: Impossible has basically been reduced to a showboat for Tom Cruise, who - approaching fifty - proudly shows off his impeccable pecs and his youthful set of hair. Sure, the action is still extremely well executed and good fun, even downright creative at times. And as old-fashioned, light suspense entertainment of the less profound type goes, Ghost Protocol delivers in the way you'd expect and want it to. That the script feels like a strange gust of wind from the 1980s and that comic sidekick Simon Pegg is out of his depth will just have to be brushed aside for those wanting to enjoy the film for what it is.