Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation:
Took me a while to find the time to get this up since I saw it opening night last Thursday. But not for a lack of quality on the films' part. It's everything we've come to expect from a M:I movie. The action is fantastic. Rebecca Ferguson is jaw droppingly gorgeous and amazingly asskicking. (She sort of steals the show away from Tommy boy). Tom Cruise is up to his old stunts. Renner actually gets some interesting stuff to do plot wise this time. The plot never over explains itself and the movie is very peculiar about what it decides to show the audience, this combined with it's double crosses, triplecrosses and fake crosses makes the film a blast to watch.
It's not the best in the series but it delivers the goods.
Rewatched War Of The Worlds after reading the novel and watching the '50s film.
It's a lot better than how I remembered it. Tom's arc is executed well and interesting. Spielberg's directing is superb with the smaller scenes and the bigger ones. With breathtaking camera work. (I know now loving it in theatres wasn't just because I was young and dumb.) I loved seeing the ferry scene, tripods and the Red Weed return from the novel after being omitted from the first film. The design of the aliens still isn't all that but can't get too picky. And yes the whole his son survives thing is something I had no qualms with this time. It fits the source material and the Tom's character's emotional journey.
From a 6 to a 7/10.