I don't see why they had to name that character Jim Phelps. Yes, I know, they wanted to tie into the original series, but I can think of better ways.
I would really like to see Ving Rhames being disreputable again. And for female ass-kickers, I vastly prefer Maggie Q to Paula Patton.
SoManyWays, I agree with all of this (although I did like Paula so I'd actually vote for both of them). I still can't believe how disrespectful they were to the source material in the first film.
Two more updates on the next movie. First, fresh off of Iron Man 3 and Pacific Rim, Drew Pearce will be writing the screenplay.
Tom Cruise just dropped out of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. remake to focus on MI5. Since I like him better as Ethan Hunt than Napolean Solo (I imagine), assuming that's who he was going to play, this is good news. I still wish he'd hand the MI reigns over to someone else and run off with Julia (I liked them together) though.
All of the movies are available on instant netflix now. I need to rewatch the second one since I have no memory of it at all.