With the recent release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, we here at ATAIG thought it would be the perfect opportunity to trace the lineage of the series—from 1996 to 2018—and try to figure out how and why this franchise has managed to keep going strong. We talk about the ones that worked (five of them), the one that didn’t quite work, all of the crazy stunts, and all of the insanely complicated storylines over the years. We also have an important announcement at the beginning, so make sure you don’t miss that, and enjoy!
Hosted by Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia!
Question For You: Which M:I movie is your favorite? Also, whose facemask would you want to have? But, most importantly, can you explain the plot of any of these in one sentence? Comment below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Twitter: @AnywayCast.
- 0:45 – Our Important Announcement
- 1:33 – Introduction to Mission: Impossible
- 5:58 – Mission: Impossible
- 17:37 – Mission: Impossible II
- 32:57 – Mission: Impossible III
- 41:05 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- 50:53 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
- 58:47 – Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- 1:08:47 – Final Thoughts
- 1:11:59 – Conclusion
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4 thoughts on “The Mission: Impossible Series – Anyway, That’s All I Got!”
I LOVED the old TV series, with Mr Phelps and gang and, yes, I did feel betrayed when Mr Phelps is outed in the first movie. Other than that, I have enjoyed the movies and the ATAIG podcast! Great stuff! Keep it up!
This was a really fun episode! Super bummed though that you’re taking a break but it’s well earned. I’ve been listening since the Robots episode and I love you guys PLEASE COME BACK!
M:I 3 is my favorite overall. The villain works great and you guys really nailed how well that movie works. I think you gave short shrift to the later films though! I find Fallout especially to be a great combination of my favorite “things” throughout this franchise.
I get Anthony’s point about Tom Cruise being the reason people will go see a movie, but he’s definitely not the only one left. Denzel Washington puts butts into seats in the same way and Chris Pratt is arguably a bankable movie star. I would agree it’s not as common as it used to be though for sure.