The 'Mission: Impossible' Series Doesn't Need To End, But Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt Needs To Retire

Something huge is coming in the latest "Mission: Impossible" sequel. As "Dead Reckoning - Part One" continues the franchise that’s produced some of the best action movies, the past of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) seems to be catching up with him rather fiercely in the present. The stakes couldn’t be higher, with a potential finale to Hunt’s big spy game rumored to be on the horizon.

Being a fan of the series since its inception, I happen to favor that outcome. While writer/director Christopher McQuarrie says that "Mission: Impossible 8" isn’t the end of the franchise, it should certainly be Ethan Hunt’s retirement party. Let’s dig into why "Dead Reckoning - Part Two" should be the final mission that Mr. Hunt should choose to accept.

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