Monday, January 2, 2012

Movie Review: Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol


Mission Impossible 4 or, I can't believe they made another installment of this franchise. Seriously. My initial reaction when I found out about this movie was: "REALLY? Are they going to use CGI to erase Tom Cruise's wrinkles?

The first Mission Impossible film (and one of the first big examples Hollywood rebooting/pirating old material I can remember) came out in 1996.  I liked it a lot. Mission Impossible 2 was released in 2000 and was horrrrrrrrrrrible (the stunts/action were all blatant Matrix rip offs). Finally, Mission Impossible 3 came out in 2006 and redeemed the series, rocked pretty hard and distinguished itself as my favorite MI film of the bunch. So why oh why did they go and make a 4th film? Were the masses begging for MOAR Tom Cruise? Also, who makes part fours anyways? Trilogies man, that's what we like. So yeah, they made a new film against my wishes. Guess what? It's been the #1 movie in the country for like 3 weeks or something crazy like that so...shows what I know.

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As for the movie itself? It's fun. Yeah, the plot is kind of eh, some of the high tech gadgets they use are a stretch (even for Mission Impossible movies!) and the acting is, well, not all that important. Luckily, there's a shit ton of action, dudes getting killed, chicks looking hot and some crazy camera maneuvering going on this in this film so I couldn't not enjoy myself. I'd say the movie is about 20 mins too long. If they could have trimmed some fat somewhere it probably would have held my attention a bit more and I might have a more glowing review. The Dubai tower scene is visually amazing and is kind of cool because it ties back into Tom Cruise...I mean, his character, Ethan Hunt's love of mountain climbing from part 2. Simon Pegg is funny and kind of steals the entire the movie. Unfortunately, Jeremy Renner just stands there and takes up space. As you've probably noticed from the image above, Paula Patton is smoking hot but her character is a little flat (unlike her womanly figure, HEYOOOO!). She plays the woeful, revenge minded vixen quite well though.

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Of course we all know this Mission Impossible franchise is nothing more than a Tom Cruise vehicle. How is Cruise in this latest film? Well, he gets his ass kicked, a lot. At times, it played like a Scientologist version of Passion of the Christ. He survives, bombs, gun fights, falling off/out of buildings and multiple car accidents. Kudos to Tom Cruise for showing that even pushing 50 years old, grandpa's still got it. You just know they're going to make a Mission Impossible 5 now that this film has taken off at the box office. I just hope it's sponsored by Icy Hot, because I don't think Ethan Hunt can take much more abuse on the big screen.

26 comments:

  1. This was a rather brilliant and hilarious review! I too was a bit confused why they made a fourth installment despite how exciting the trailer was. I'm overall happy to hear that it proves to be worth watching though. I will probably be seeing this soon now especially since Pegg is involved and stealing the show-awesome.

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  2. #1? Ugh. I really don't think I'll be seeing this one for a few years.

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  3. I'm not going to watch this one. :/

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  4. Sounds like a watchable popcorn movie......

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  5. Agreed two was trash, liked the other two though and will be seeing this one soon enough. Oh and yeah they are making a 5th one, already been greenlight along with Top Gun 2, yippeee, not!

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  6. Top movie? damn. Just...damn. Damn.

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  7. Can't wait to see this actually, as you, I too was disappointed by the second one but the third brought the series back to life.

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  8. I agree so much about the annoyance of a fourth film coming out yet the way it's billed makes me think a fifth one is definitely coming out at some point in the future, great review man, sounds good to me.

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  9. i heard tom cruise smashes his face off alotta things in this movie. true?

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  10. As crazy as tom cruise is, I would really love to see this movie. :D

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  11. I will probably red box it when it comes out... But only when I get a free night promo code :D

    Great write up!

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  12. Pretty impressive. And interesting review. I love mi series. Once during my pro edure they hafld to overdose me and all I saw was mi and matrix world and when I saw mi3 it was more like a de javu. Can't appreciate enough about movie,graphics,plot and of course Tom cruise. Thank u. I am watching this

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  13. I'll probably wind up watching this movie now that you've made it clear that it has both violence and good looking woman.

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  14. " and 3 killed it for me....but after reading this I might give it a watch on DVD when it comes out...happy 2012!

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  15. No matter how bad it is. I'm still going to be watching it sooner or later. It's just one of the movies to me..

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  16. I can't say I've necessarily seen this one yet :) Is it on the Netflix?

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  17. Just found your blog, liking your reviews! although I must say I've never been a big mission impossible fan...

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  18. Everything about this movie is so fucking awesome. The gadgets, the cars and car chases and especially the women.

    But still, I like MI3's story better.

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  19. Why make a fourth one? Money. and thats why they'll make a fifth and sixth one too!

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  20. Bah... I've seen all of them so far, I guess I have to watch this one too.

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  21. Viagra Resolution...I just about spit out my beer.

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  22. just saw this. don't think too hard about the plot and you'll be very entertained.

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