WHAT I LIKED: This is the one blip on the Mission: Impossible radar; a film that for once doesn't let it's over-complicated plot ruin any chance of true emotion. It would seem love is the way to bind everything together, and because of this central relationship I really cared for Ethan Hunt for the first time whilst the story felt even more high-stakes than usual because of it's character importance. Does that mean it's gone all soft and lost the things that redeemed the predecessors though? Oh hell no, this is still one brilliant spy-thriller at it's core and actually contains the grittiest action in the series so far. The beauty of this one is that those moments not only have meaning, but they understand it's not always a time to take things seriously.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Perhaps fans looking for the fun, grander spectacle may be dissapointed, as this movie takes itself down a very different path.
VERDICT: Straying from the norm means Abrams' Mission: Impossible 3 has some real heart. This is by far my favourite of the bunch.