After the total cinematic and PR disaster of 2006's Mission Impossible: III (a rare black mark on the J.J. Abrams resumé), almost no one imagined that Tom Cruise would someday return as Ethan Hunt. Well, here it is.
Paramount was daring enough to let The Incredibles and Iron Giant director Brad Bird helm this one, figuring that a guy who knows how to make cartoons might be able to make sense of the unreal action picture universe. You already know the plot: a massive threat to world peace, fake accusations of disloyalty and a ticking clock to save the world. Not that we'd have it any other way. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol comes out in December.