(80) When did Simon Pegg become the star of Mission: Impossible? This reprisal is surely proof of Cruise’s indispensability and yet – amidst the explosions, gadgets, and nonsensical action – it’s comedy that keeps the engine running. Imagine Woo’s M:I-2 without all the overbearing, love-sludge drama. Bird (Iron Giant, Incredibles) brings some swagger to the Abrams formula and I’ll wager J.J. and crew might even top the De Palma original if they’d substitute only an ounce of intrigue for a few car crashes.
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