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Mission: Impossible – Fallout
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Franchises ultimately come down to formulas. Audiences begin to expect certain things from another sequel in a series’s pantheon. It is a matter of whether the series exploits these expectations, or remains slavishly adherent to them that determines its success or failure as an entry.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation offered excitement, extraordinary set-pieces, and a show-stopping performance from Rebecca Ferguson. It made Tom Cruise’s tentpole feel vital and fresh. Neither of those adjectives would apply to this year’s entry in the catalog, as Mission Impossible – Fallout, though mildly entertaining, is more enervating than energizing.

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