All in Analysis

The Long-Forgotten Mission: Impossible Video Games

The Mission: Impossible franchise is one of the most successful in film history. Over the past two decades and five films, the action-packed tales of Ethan Hunt and Co. have done big numbers at the box office, with the series grossing over $2.7 billion to date. With films that successful, it would only make sense for developers and publishers to try and bring the franchise into the medium of video games. Since the dawn of the franchise in 1996, there have been three Mission: Impossible games released, each with various states of tie-in to the films.

Expectations and Their Effect on the World of Cinema

Imagine this scenario: it’s been six months since the announcement of the sequel to your absolute favorite film in existence. Every single part of its marketing campaign has been executed brilliantly. The first trailer was action-packed and synched to your favorite song: “Take on Me” by a-ha. Each time someone else brings up the film, goosebumps spring to life on your arms and you can’t help but indulge that person with your whimsical knowledge on the details of that new film. You start thinking to yourself, “This film is going to blow away my expectations! There’s just no way it could be bad!”