12/23/2011

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)



I've followed the Mission: Impossible franchise since 1996 and I say that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is the best film of the series.

It has been five years since Tom Cruise played Ethan Hunt, the Impossible Missions Force agent. This time, the IMF as an organization has been disavowed and it is up to Hunt and his accidental team (played by Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Paula Patton) to clear the IMF's name and save the world from nuclear destruction.

Like most I:M films, the core of the story is the schemes the team design to achieve their mission. Director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) manages to reduce the complexity and make the seemingly complicated scheme understandable. The gadgets and the exotic locations (Moscow, Dubai, Mumbai) help make this popcorn flick extra interesting.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol has already hinted that there's a strong possibility of a sequel and I think this film is a very good sign of the things to come.


Rating: 4/5


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