Brian DePalma is my most favorite Director and I LOVE his Mission : Impossible because it wasn't Bondian spy bullshit with people shooting machine guns at each other through walls. Don't get me wrong, I also love Goldeneye and Casino Royale but one of the things that made the first M:I a classic was that it was played as a SUSPENSE-THRILLER as opposed to an action movie. M:I-2 was fucking garbage and Woo was basically parodying himself by that point. M:I-3 was TV movie level trash, typical of Abrams.
Now, I know that everyone here likes to slobber Brad Bird's knob for his animation work but he's never Directed a feature before. It also doesn't help that, ONCE AGAIN, Ethan Hunt is framed for something while the trailer shows buildings exploding and missiles heading for some city. This does not endear M:I-4 to me nor does the stupid "Ghost Protocol" subtitle or Jeremy Renner who I can't stand. To bad they didn't make him Ethan's secret long lost brother Mike Hunt. I have no idea why Cruise hasn't courted Steven Soderbergh into doing one of these as his Ocean's 11 movies, well, at least the first and third, are EXACTLY how a M:I movie should be.