This is a sequel that sucks the life out of a franchise, apparently made by people who either didn't like, or didn't respect, the first film. Cruise can keep things moving to a degree, but it isn't enough to make this one worthwhile in the end.
There isn't exactly a shortage these days of action movie stars who are approaching, or are actually over, 50, but the Mission: Impossible series sets itself up...
The parts don't make for a worthwhile whole, despite the fact that a lot of them are great parts.
There's a lot to like about the theory here, but there's nothing left after making it through this insulting, unfunny mess.