The films that Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie have produced together so far have generally been outstanding.
Edge of Tomorrow, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and Top Gun: Maverick are just a few.
Of the films McQuarrie has either written or written and directed with Tom Cruise (sure, he also wrote Jack Reacher and The Mummy, but nobody's perfect).
With Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, the pair is reunited in their beloved series once more, and it may be the beginning of the end for Tom Cruise's three-decade reign as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.
As usual, Hunt's extraordinary world-saving exploits have gotten him into trouble with the US government, and Eugene Kittridge (Henry Czerny, making his first appearance since the original movie) has hired a squad of mercenaries to kill him once and for all.
Naturally, Hunt is more worried about The Entity, an artificial intelligence that poses a threat to the stability of the entire planet.
Hunt journeys across the globe with team members Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), love interest/co-spy Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson).
And a thief named Grace (Hayley Atwell) in search of a cruciform key that might be able to halt The Entity.