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Where Does ROGUE NATION Stand In The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Franchise?

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While not as iconic as theJames Bond series or as lucrative as the Marvel franchise, the Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible films do generate steady interest among moviegoers. Cruise is Ethan Hunt, leader of a group of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The team performs covert operations often involving lots of explosions, thrilling chases and countless encounters with bad guys trying to prevent them from succeeding. The only connection to the TV series is Jim Phelps (with Jon Voight replacing Peter Graves), who's killed off in the first movie. As with all movie franchises, individual films within the "MI" series rate higher than others, as evidenced by the following ranking of the five "Mission: Impossible" films from worst to best:
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Director John Woo turns the second "MI" installment (available via Netflix) into a bunch of action scenes with something sorta resembling a plot thrown in b…
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