...and here were my take-aways:

1- It was actually really good! Like seriously, the marketing department absolutely blew this one, it was fast-paced, exciting, and not at all the generic schlock the advertising material seemed to promise.

2- Yes, Tom Cruise is still a movie star. He was in all his frenetic glory, the fast-talking dramatic-running manic energy that defines him at his best. If we can set aside his crazy scientologist public persona for a moment, you have to admit that he is a joy to watch on screen.

3- (And this is the big one) Someone get Emily Blunt her own franchise right now. I'd never considered her as an action star before, but she absolutely owned it.