The original Mission Impossible began in 1966, if you can believe the same year as Star Trek and also the year I was conceived and born. Three great things started 49 years ago that still are alive and kicking hard today! The television series was effective enough that I remember watching it in our green shag-carpet living room with orange and green floral furniture, on the square box we called the boob-tube. Nope, not tube tops, that came much later. But here’s a taste of the montage as I knew it.
Pretty amazing, right? Even as nail-biting as watching Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, and hottie Peter Lupus (who still lifts weights in his 70’s and was one of the first big names to do a frontal nude photo for Playgirl Magazine).
So here we are today, smarter than ever, checking out another man of the decade Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the modernized Mission Impossible, breathing the air of life back into the film from 1996 until now with Rogue Nation. His versatility and ability to pull off any character he sets his mind to has done him justice ever since his big debut of Risky Business, the tight-bunned teen dancing a jig in his undies and socks. Nevertheless, he does Ethan Hunt good by keeping his rugged, sexy self working out regularly. This movie was incredible, and now we just need to wait for the next one. Is there going to be another one? Only if he lives to see another day. Tom does his own stunts!
On the scale of 1 – 10, this one gets a 9! Now leave me alone, I’ve got to watch it again.