This week’s movie review comes from last year’s action movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise and director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) brings the high-octane action of the popular action series back. The IMF is on its last legs and it’s up to Ethan Hunt and his team to save what’s left of the organization.
The IMF has been framed by a bombing of the Kremlin in Russia. The President has initiated Ghost Protocol on the IMF disavowing all the members of the organization and leaving what’s left of it in shambles. Their only hope in clearing their name is to bring in Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and what’s left of the IMF crew and resources. It’s a race against time to stop an all out global nuclear war while proving IMF’s innocence.
The role of Ethan Hunt really couldn’t be played by anyone else other than Tom Cruise. You need that set amount of crazy to, well probably crazy ratio. Not only that I think the star role goes to Simon Pegg. I know, I know. The Simon Pegg fan loves him in every movie but seriously he did great in this movie. There is just something that he brings to every movie he’s in that adds that right amount of comic element and Simon really hit the spot. Jeremy Renner had a busy couple of years (The Avengers, Bourne Legacy) but that hasn’t slowed him down in Ghost Protocol. He’s not quite the action star this time around what with Tom, Simon and Paula Patton running around being action stars. It also didn’t help that he played a character with a secret background, which required him to play a background role, but it works for him. Too many action stars and it would’ve been too crowded.
There was too many convenient answers and moments that made the movie possible. If Ethan Hunt was such a super spy, wouldn’t he had known about William’s, Jeremy’s character, background? Also it’s becoming a big thing in movies now but I’m finding that movies with introduction cards that spoil the movie to be a little annoying. I don’t want the intro of the movie to spoil the bits and pieces of the movie for me. It’s not what I pay for.
So what does this mean for you, the viewer? Ghost Protocol is a decent movie that ties up a few loose ends from the last movie and is a decent sit back and watch action flick. With ties to the series as a whole for avid Mission Impossible watchers I recommend this movie to anyone.