‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ is old-fashioned fun (Our grade: B)

Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible III"

Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible III”

For the first time ever — and to the credit of both Tom Cruise and “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” writer and director Christopher McQuarrie — the fifth film in the “M:I” franchise suggests that maybe, just maybe Ethan Hunt is getting too old for this stuff.

After all, it has been 19 years (!) since Brian De Palma helmed the first “Mission: Impossible” reboot flick, and Cruise, though smooth of face, is 53 years old, which, if we are using the Sean Connery-as-James-Bond scale, makes “Rogue Nation” his “Never Say Never Again.”

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