Monday, August 24, 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation was brill

As much as I dislike reading about Tom Cruise's personal life, I really like the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE movies. Tom (my Tom) and I went to the most recent one (numero cinco) last Saturday night, and I thought it was the best of the series.

Cruise looks terrific at sixty-one.  No easy feat.  Too much face work looks terrible, and at the same time we don't want him to look sixty-one either. He's allowed for a little aging around the eyes but there's no bagginess anywhere.  And he must work out hours a day to have that musculature.

The script was smart, tense and humorous.  And I liked the addition of Alec Baldwin as head of the CIA.  Now that I think about it, I like most Tom Cruise movies. I just don't like Tom Cruise.

Remember when Robert Redford had his eyes done? Terrible! I think I noticed it in THE CLEARING, which I liked. They look more normal now.  Gravity works its mysterious magic.


  1. Ummm… according to Google he's only 53. However I think he looks more like 43.

    1. I got my information from some guy googling him on his phone after the movie. You're right, he is 53. And still looking good.

  2. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this movie too. I dodged this way and that in the chase scene and found myself laughing out loud many times. Have you seen Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon lip sync? (

  3. I love MI as well. I like most Tom Cruise movies, but Jack Reacher was ridiculous. Even Tom Cruise couldn't save it from itself. My friend and I took great delight in mocking it in a nearly empty theater. I can't believe they are making another one.