Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.
I like III better. This story is totally a bit boring. And this series doesn't explain what IMF really is. I want to know more about it.
Single attempt at brotherly affection from 'Ethan Hunt' makes us aware; that the series is not for the light heart which can cease under strain. The movie is a must watch which came back to life after another four years with Rogue Nation. the attempt at being a cinematic masterpiece is the reliability that the movie has been watched. The movie title 'Ghost Protocol' has the similar cast with 'Tom Cruise' being the lead actor and the actress being a 'Ghost' or lead. This epic trilogy of series titled Mission Impossible has been filming for nearly two decades after the next: Fallout.
It's amazing to see, how the Mission Impossible franchise evolved over the years. Today, it's something completely diferent to what it was back in the 90's, but this evolution was, in a certain way, fluid. MI3 kind of started to change the "franchise's focus" back in 2006, after an awful MI2, and Ghost Protocal definitely continued that. Cruise, once again, it's incredible, this is where he is comfortable, he knows what he is doing, and man, he knocks out of the park. I love it. The whole supporting cast is amazing again. With one addtion here, this is probably the first time since MI1 that we actually see a team really working on the field with him (like, fighting and stuff). Paula Patton is great, the addition Simon Pegg to the main cast was a hit too, and Jeremy Renner is also amazing. Regarding to cast, probably the only thing that you could say was "missing" here was Ving Rhames, but I don't, they might have had a good reason for that.And, you knew what was coming, we need to talk about the stunts here. Besides a couple of weird look CGI scenes (like the explosion), the movie is MIND BLOWING. The building scene... man! What a gorgeous sequence. I was really scare just to imagine how the f#ck they shot this thing. Man, it's just fantastic, the chasing scene that follows it is also amazing. And really, this movie opened up the path for what we saw in Rogue Nation, and will probably see on Fallout, just and increasing amount of mind blowing sequences shot by Cruise (WITHOUT STUNTMANS). Really, where will this franchise end up? Movie by movie, I just can't imagine how they will improve from the last one, and they always do!Well, probably the main issue here is the villan. There isn't much to say about it, it's just a bad guy, that is bad because... he is. There isn't depth at all, and well, this is probably what the franchise has showed us is its main difficult, the only great villan we had was in MI3, and besides that, you kind of forget the other movies' villans. But the rest is great, so it holds up.To sum up, Ghost Protocol is a great movie. The Mission Impossible franchise is fantastic. It proves itself more every movie, in order to be without a doubt the best action franchise of all time.8,5/10
Very different than the first MI...far less serious. I liked the humor and light hearted JJ Abrams feel but a few things would have made this far better...and they are simple fixes. 1. Much more Josh Holloway! He was coming from LOST and very popular...his role needed to be far greater.2. When you hit a prison guard with your hands who is wearing a full face guard he shouldn't fall to the ground like hand-to-hand combat! Come on...these details matter.3. When you go to the proverbial tape scene..."Will you accept this mission" have a guy with a deep resonating voice...distinct, unique, powerful, strong--not just any guy! These details matter JJ, you are projecting legacy here!4. The MI Theme needs to amazing! This was weak...much more effort! This needs to be over-the-top production with huge drums and bass...your audience should be singing the theme when they exit the theater...you are setting a template for the next generation JJ! Come on...again!I was living in the UAE when they filmed the tower scene...HUGE event...as in the greatest rock star visited your country...TC outside of the US in places like the UAE is like Michael Jackson...they LOVE stars there!The female lead was perfect...she is super hot but intelligent in looks...you believe she could be a school teacher, that her beauty is not her identity...she has a mind of her own. Jeremy Renner is gold...always. Not Hollywood Josh Holloway good looks, but like Tom Hardy, believable is everything he does.Tom Cruise: Do the nose experiment with him. Just stare at his nose and you will be stunned how huge it is. His features distract you because of his looks, but that nose grows by the second once you focus on it. He handled the comedy well...yet, with Mr C, his Scientology crazy will always be a stamp, a distraction to overlook. Leah Remini isn't doing him or his "faith" any favors.Overall, a good installment. Take the franchise very seriously, but allow the movie to breath. Maybe the next time more intense drama, but this was a nice addition.