As someone who’s enjoyed the television show that the Mission Impossible movies are based on it has always bothered me that the movies are essentially the Tom Cruise Show. Sure, there’s a supporting cast, but unlike in the series, they’re there entirely to support Cruise’s Ethan Hunt.
I understand that he’s a big star–though by no means as huge as he was when this series began–but the ensemble nature of the series is what made it so interesting.
As it stands, I enjoy the movies, but it’s Mission Impossible in name only.
I was also reading an article somewhere that implied that the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue may have ta name change because it’s already taken.
I am not sure that I buy that, if only because–if the fifth Mission Impossible is successful, which is highly likely–then another movie with ‘Rogue’ in the title won’t make a whit of difference.
Now, if they were going to put ‘Mars’ in the title, I could see why the producers of the upcoming Star Wars movie might want to consider a title change because from Mars Needs Moms to John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars, it’s the kiss of death.
And let’s not forget John Carter, which was based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars.