The rundown. Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in a big-budget action-festival that looks to be a continuation of the noisy, tv-era disavowment. Director Brad Bird takes the director's bullhorn. Simon Pegg, as all genre entries are required, is involved. For fans of ghosts and, or protocol, cross your fingers! Reason to believe. Bird's The Incredibles was very well done. Reason to Sigh. It's a damn Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie where he shoots a thing and yells stuff in that high Tom Cruise yell he is so fond of yelling. Fans of the Peter Graves tv show have yet another opportunity to ruin a cocktail party.