“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” Breathtaking Action, YES!

Genres: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Sequel and Thriller
Running Time: 2 hrs. 12 min.
Release Date: December 16th, 2011 (IMAX); December 21st, (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence.
Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Director: Brad Bird

JJ Rating: A

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is in prison for a reason that is not clear. Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Jane Carter (Paula Patton) rescue Ethan. Then their world gets turned upside down. People die. Missions are given. And action happens until the end. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

10 Good Things About This Film

  1. Despite Tom Cruise being a weird man, his acting is of the highest caliber. It's hard to watch a film with him in it and not be entertained. He has a talent and I will not ignore it just because I think his beliefs are questionable. That's like ignoring Doctor House because he's a douchebag or not paying attention to Walter Bishop because he's crazy. Tom Cruise sets out to do a good job acting and most of his films, that's exactly what he does.
  2. OMG, the best action scenes in a loooong while. I felt my fear of heights when they were in Dubai and feared that Ethan might die, even though I knew he wasn't going to. And that's great movie making when you make the audience think something bad is going to happen, even though they're sure it won't.
  3. There's so many fight scenes and every single one is AWEsome. This is the action movie of the year, not that crappy stupid Fast and Furious Infinity. And my opinion counts a thousand more than any whacked out duchebrain that liked that film as a great action film.
  4. Great pacing. It's a long film, but rarely was their a moment that I wondered how much longer. I might have thought it once, but that's not a lot considering how long it is and how much I dislike films that are longer than an hour and forty-five minutes.
  5. Comedic moments happened quite a few times. The good thing was that Tom Cruise was able to do a bit of physical comedy in the sense of constant abuse to his head. If any person really hit their head as much as he did, they'd try out for the NFL showing they can take a beating and keep on getting beaten.
  6. Direct Brad Bird did an amazing job, seeing how this is his first stint outside of Pixar films. Wow and wow and woooow.
  7. Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton did a very good job of supporting Tom Cruise. Let's face it, this was a Tom Cruise film through and through. Either he did great and looked great or he did bad and looked terrible. He did great and therefore anyone around him is supporting his greatness.
  8. Amazing scenery. The shots of Armani Hotel in Dubai were beautiful, stunning and made me want to visit...which I'm assuming that's one of the reasons why they agreed to allowed the building's use. If only I had the money.
  9. As I think back (and reread my reviews of the previous two) on the Mission Impossibles of the past, I have to say that this one is pretty darn good and most likely the best. Even better than the first.
  10. Love the tech. I want a table like they had in the train car...sooo bad. Also the gloves (though fake) were pretty awesome. The car, though WAY out of my price range, was awesome due to the fact that it had a table-like windshield. I just want that table.

1 Bad Thing About This Film

  1. A moment or two where the film lags. But with a 2+ hour clock time, that is bound to happen. Nothing terrible.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol had all the right impossible to make it an outstanding choice for a movie night. I'm composing my Top Ten list for 2010 and this is most likely going to be on it. 

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