The real impossible mission seems to make a genuinely good film in this series. I mean, they're always pretty good, but also pretty silly. Tom Cruise is hard to take seriously these days, right? This third installment was directed by J.J. Abrams, is the most Bond-like of the series and has a fine supporting cast, including Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Crudup and Phillip Seymor Hoffman as the bad guy. Hoffman often played conflicted, flawed character, but rarely an out right evil one, which he does here and I wish he were in it more (R.I.P.). Trivia question: What other movie were Cruise and Hoffman in together?