Monday, December 19, 2011

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Action, that's a little hard to believe is possible at times.

My rating: 3 and a half reels out of 5

Initial things I heard about this film: "it's intense," "I didn't realize a person could survive that long without breathing" and "better than the first two, tonight I jump on a couch and go crazy with scientology." The film met my expectations. Just like the other films the plot is just a little hard to follow and there seems to be some plot holes as well but when you have this much action and intensity, it doesn't matter.

Ethan Hunt is back, but this time him all of IMF has been disavowed after they've been implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin and him and his team have to go rogue in order to clear their names.

Ghost Protocol is the kind of film that you can leave the theatre for a minute or have your mind drift off and come back to the film and feel like you haven't missed anything. It will take a second to catch up, but that's ok. The soul of this movie is the action and there is plenty of it. The kind of action that keeps your attention, where it's possible the hero could potentially die. He is evenly matched with his nemesis and it takes every ounce of will to beat them. And just like the other movies, the action is nearly impossible to really happen in real life, which is another draw to the action this franchise provides.

The film is also the debut of Brad Bird's live action film. He is better know for movies like The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and The Iron Giant. Whether animated or live action, Brad Bird definitely knows how to craft a movie together, especially an action movie.

Ghost Protocol is definitely a worthy action movie, but just like the previous films, it's a little hard to garner a second viewing for me. I don't own any of the mission impossible movies, but if I came across it on TV, I would stop and watch it.

You'll probably enjoy this film if:
1. You like the previous Mission Impossible films.
2. You like action movies.

You probably won't like the film if:
1. You didn't like the previous Mission Impossible films.
2. You like a little bit of believability in your action.


  1. I would watch this if Tom wasn't in it I can't stand the dude so I will probably wait until Redbox.

  2. His PR guy has done a good job at toning down the crazy since the Matt Lauer interview.