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NEW Cruise/renner/pegg/patton - Mission Impossible Ghost Proto (Blu-ray)
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It's a hokey plotline, but it sure is a lot of fun! 'Ghost Protocol' marries elements from past Mission Impossible films without falling victim to any of their inherent weaknesses. The film is more understandable and straightforward than MI:1, just as action-packed, but less shallow than MI:2, and nowhere near as dramatic and dark as MI:3. The result is a perfect concoction of impressive action sequences with a smart, snappy storyline that keeps you riveted to your seat as you wait for the next bit of secret agent mumbo jumbo or neat gadget to pop up.Read more ›
Now, to the film. All of the MI films so far have been a more than a little tongue-in-cheek but they have delivered all-out action at a relentless pace within a taut plot; it doesn't usually do to think too much and the gadgets are universally silly but the films are always hugely entertaining. This film, however, despite the inclusion of J.J. Abrams in the production (but, significantly, not direction) credits is a serious let-down. There are lots of excellent action set-pieces and stunts/CGI (not that you can really tell the difference these days) but the plot is so linear and weak that it completely fails to provide the essential cohesion between the action sequences. The script is similarly lack-lustre, Tom looks tired & bored much of the time and Simon Pegg as the geeky side-kick is a total failure; he made a good `young Scotty' in the excellent Star Trek prequel but his brand of child-like pratishness is completely wrong for a major role in an action movie. These failings and the bizarre choice of a director best known for cartoons make for a sad & dismal end (hopefully) to the MI franchise.
I saw a climatic fight sequence go on so long and yet never get boring.
It's a popcorn movie to be sure. The few brief attempts at emotional depth and back-story are
probably the least successful element. The over-all plot feels like a leftover from a 1980's
James Bond film. And it's not a film I can imagine the need to go back to and re-see. I
don't think there are extra layers to be uncovered, and the very nifty stunt and CGI work can't
have the same rush of adrenaline the second time around.
But the action is deftly handled, the tension level high, the images are cool, and I got
caught up in spite of myself. At least in a moment to moment way. As long as I didn't
start up my bad habit of thinking about the 'big picture'.
And I'll be honest, I'm not a 'summer blockbuster action movie' kinda guy. I'm old compared
to the key audience this is aimed at. I'm more at home with the new Woody Allen movie or
some indie drama. So take this review with the appropriate grain of salt. But that said, I
can't deny I had a good time, and smiled lot.
The plot finds Ethan in a Russian prison,while an IMF team outside loses some nuclear warhead codes.The film from here revolves around their recovery of those codes and the identity of the man who wants to put the world on the brink of nuclear war.The team frees Ethan and they start to work on getting the identity of the terrorist out of the Kremlin,no less.The mission goes awry and when Ethan is escaping from the Kremlin a gigantic explosion rips away a good portion of it.However during his escape he spotted the man responsible for the bombing,and who will be looking for those all important codes.
The mission has gone sour and Ethan and his team are officially disavowed by their government(Ghost Protocol)and are on their own.Their trail leads them to Dubai,then on to Mumbai,on the trail of the man looking for,getting the codes and trying to reacquire them from him.The team cannot stop the inevitable nuclear warhead launch but Ethan and team do manage to stop the detonation of the warhead on San Francisco,just in the nick of time.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This was pretty good. I like the story and style of the first and second movie but this was had a really great cast and was a bit funnier than the rest.Published 3 months ago by Kikki
Allot better than the first three. The first one seemed, low budget. The second one is by far the worst, and the fifth ( Rouge Nation) is the best.Published 5 months ago by BigDaddyof3
This is probably, and by far, the best movie of the first 4. It is great fun and a lot closer to the mood of the original series (including the opening credits). Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Silva
Terrific stunts and action, but some of it was a bit more off-the-wall and far-fetched than I expected, even while keeping an open mind. In a few places I actually rolled my eyes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christopher Heidel