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December 19, 2011

Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol (2011)

Finally, my wife and I had set foot in one of the Mesra Mall's TVG Cinema halls for the first time yesterday just to watch Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol which was one of my most anticipated December movies... Overall, the cinema is not bad but they need to improve the picture because last night, it looked quite dim... As for the movie, I really had fun watching it not particularly because of Tom Cruise but it's because of my love towards exaggerated action sequences and explosion... When I say exaggerated, I really really mean it...


THE STORY

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returned to the field to prevent a nuclear war from happening... However, in the process, he and his team was outsmarted by the enemy and thus blamed for the bombing of the Kremlin... IMF was disowned by the U.S Government and all agents were considered rouge and labelled as terrorists... Without backup and with limited resources, Ethan must find a way to clear the agency's name and stop the terror from happening...


THE PLUS POINTS


Action

Audience have been given the heads up on what to expect with this movie from the title... Mission IMPOSSIBLE... Yup, all of the action sequences in this movie are almost impossible to be performed in real life... Like I said, it's really really exaggerated... So, if u haven't watch it but intend to, abandon all logic and just be amazed at the explosion and running and jumping and fighting and falling... If u can just do that, u'll have the best action movie watching experience ever...

The most fun scene to watch was indeed the Burj Khalifa scene... It's not just nerve wrecking but it's also funny to see Ethan struggled to climb the glass panes of the tallest building in the world just to penetrate the building's server...

I was impressed by the sand storm chase scene... It was really engaging and in ended with a bang!! A high speed bang!!



Tom Cruise

I implied before that I'm not really a Cruise fan... I find that his expressions are freaky... It's like a mixture of fakeness and sarcasm... However, I would like to give him credit because he really got the body and stamina to perform in this kind of movie... Through out the movie, he was sprinting, climbing, engaging... it's like his energy's limitless... 


The Team

Jeremy Renner is one my favorite actors after watching him in The Hurt Locker and The Town... He's also starring in the upcoming Avengers movie next year as Hawkeye... In this movie, as Agent Brandt, he provided a bit of comedy with his lack of experience working with the Mission Impossible team... He was nervous and edgy and it was fun to see... Simon Pegg as Benji also contributed a bit of laughing moments with his amateurish attitude and bad humor... Lastly, Paula Patton as Jane is the less memorable member of the team as she's not as fun as the others... However, she did a good job during the seduction of the Indian billionaire... I really enjoyed that part... 



The Gadgets

The most amazing gadget of all is the one they use in the Kremlin... They duplicate the room's image and project it on a canvas... U'll know what I'm talking about if u've seen the movie... One more thing, the car!! The BMW car! Touch screen GPS and computer on the front mirror... Awesome!! There are so many cool gadgets in this movie and I would want u to know that all of them are under development... Yup, scientists are still developing every single one of it... So, maybe in the future, we all can be Ethan Hunt... :-P


THE MINUS POINTS


Logic

Jumping into the window but ended up banging head first on the frame... and no concussion? The explosion in Kremlin... mild concussion? The vertical fall of a car... where the hell is the concussion? Okey... maybe u can say that he was trained to take all of the damages... FUCK U!


Script

The characters would be more amusing and memorable if the script was done more nicely...



ALL IN ALL

To summarize, this movie is really fun to watch because of its high level action sequences and humor... To enjoy it, abandon your logic and just enjoy the thrill ride because it will take u to places u never ever have been before... 


3 out of 5 stars...



You know what made me feel good? To hear the Mission Impossible music in the background... I kept humming it after the movie...

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