The Correct Order To Watch The Mission: Impossible Franchise


Unlike “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” which directly references the events of its predecessor, 2015’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” functions as one of its franchise’s more standalone entries. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” opens with an awe-inspiring sequence in which Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is forced to hold onto the outside of a cargo plane as it takes off into the air. From there, the film ultimately follows him on yet another twisty, complicated spy adventure.

Outside of its memorable stunt sequences, “Rogue Nation” is perhaps most well-known for introducing not only Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), who ranks as one of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise’s most noteworthy villains, but also Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), the MI6 agent who quickly became one of the series’ biggest, fan-favorite characters. Additionally, while “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” bears very few major connections to the films that have come before it, the film’s story does directly lead into the plot and events of 2018’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.”

That, in other words, makes this 2015 outing yet another “Mission: Impossible” film that must be watched before its sequel in order for any possible confusion to be avoided.

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