Who would have thought that after 22 years the “Mission: Impossible” franchise would still be alive and well? Over the years this franchise has risen to prominence as a prime competitor for other spy series including the “Bourne” series and the James Bond films. Not only that, it seems to be getting better with every entry keeping up with the quality and fan obsession over its contemporaries and long running classics. This weekend we got the latest addition to the franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, which represents a lot of significant firsts for the series. It’s the first movie to be a direct sequel of a previous entry. It’s the first time a director has led more than one entry in the franchise with Christopher McQuarrie directing after also leading “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”. It’s also the shortest time between films at three years and it’s the first movie in the franchise to feature a returning villain. In many ways “Fallout” shows that this franchise has finally found its comfort zone, but how does this translate to the big screen? Does “Fallout” rise to the occasion or does it phone it in now that it has a committed audience to pander to? Let’s take a look with my review of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”.