Over 20 years, the Mission: Impossible series has snuck its way past superheroes and spaceships to become one of the most reliably solid franchises we have going. It has car chases, brilliant action setpieces, and Tom Cruise reminding us why we love Tom Cruise in spite of all the Xenu nonsense. I’ll add my voice to the chorus: Rogue Nation is a damn good film. However, one of the main reasons I liked it isn’t for something it does have, but for something it doesn’t.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation doesn’t have a goddamned romance subplot.