(Doug Liman, US, 2014)
A big, rowdy mess that never lives up to the (minor) promise of its premise. I guess one ought to throw Cruise and co. a bone for at least attempting to start a new franchise, rather than slog away at the various old ones floating around out there like garbage islands. Emily Mortimer is good as a steely, fierce warrior/love interest. But the movie lives in a murky cloud of CGI gloom. The script is flabby, silly stuff, and the action is yet another heaping course of palsied camerawork and digitized carnage. Not much fun.