Mission Impossible

The Women of the ‘Mission Impossible’ Franchise

Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise in 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation"

‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ is kicking it at the box office and getting great reviews. And I can confirm that it is fantastic. If you like action movies or spy thrillers at all, you should see it. You’ll love it. But after you see it, I would like to spoil your fun by unfurling my feminist criticism by looking back at the previous entries in the nearly 20-years-running Mission Impossible franchise to see how women have fared overall. The news isn’t great.