This is probably the best Mission Impossible movie. There was a lot about it that made it more complex, more creative and better than the average action or spy movie. It was so good, I personally didn’t even have much time to get creeped out by Tom Cruise. That didn’t come up specifically on the podcast, but the Ticket’s Justin Montemayor probably felt the same way. He certainly liked the movie.
The structure and topic material made me think of a couple great articles I read this week, and we try to weave those in there. Basically, spy work is there to gather information, but it’s a rare circumstance indeed that you can be sure that information is useful. This is one of the most basic truths of the espionage game, and this movie really gets it.