J.J. Abrams still got it and the franchise still got it and it is quite simple. A good plot and a very nice set of suspenseful actions and a coupe of double crossings which will make all worthwhile. I thoroughly enjoyed it and as an action film and as the mission impossible fan for the seventies, it's very good fun!!!
While the direction is solid and the action sequences are impressive, the movie suffers a bit in the second half due to a cast of uninteresting villains, a bit of front-loading of the most spectacular stunts and the inherent tiringness of its extremely action-focused structure. Despite those problems it is overall a pleasant watch, altough I still prefer Tomorrowland to it, in terms of Brad Bird live action films.
"Desire" list. The unbearable teen Tom Cruise, actor of the worst, when mature found an expression that it is very good and appropriate for a body that insists on being fit and desirable. The character of the series Mission Impossible is the best that happened to him, since his impression of dexterity conjugates with a discursiveness without need of psychologism.