Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Movie Reviews
User reviews on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
I can not believe i am writing a very positive review for this film, this is the last thing I have expected but it is true, I absolutely loved it and highly recommend seeing this film in the theaters. The film was action filled and it looked absolutely amazing, i loved the performances and it was even funny sometimes. The film is mind blowing visually and the stunts are amazing, I have to say that it is pretty amazing that Tom Cruise does his own stunts, I was very impressed. The plot is simple and satisfying and the pace of the film is super fast, you will be engaged the whole time. The scene where Tom Cruise is climbing the tallest building in the world is the most amazing scenes I have seen so far. Overall, if you want an entertaining and fun film this one is the winner.
Kinda hard to folla, fella! I kind of lost track of what was happening several times in this action packed film. A pretty typical non stop action, chase, crash, bodies being thrown off cars, flick. I kept wondering how many times Mr. Cruise would walk away from falling off cars and crashing through windows. Heck, I drop something on my toe and I'm out for a couple of days.
I thought Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg (always funny), and the "bad guys" did a pretty good job. The chemistry of others was just OK. See if you can spot the very funny Slumdog Millionaire game show host in the film.
Good escapism, cool cars, great stunts, it was OK.
Mission: Impossible 3 revitalized the franchise, so it's strange that star/producer would choose Brad Bird as director of the fourth film. Bird's directed some great movies, but all of them have been animated. But if you've seen his best, The Incredibles, you know the man can direct an action sequence, so why wouldn't his technique work for flesh and blood actors? Luckily, it does, and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol may be the best film out of them all.
The standard issue plot involves the government disavowing the Impossible Missions Force, sending the group on the run while they try and stop a crazy Russian from starting nuclear war. But it's the action that really makes this movie stand out. We get to travel the world, from Moscow to the Middle East to India. There's fights and explosions and chases, but the one sequence that makes this film standout takes place at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Cruise's Ethan Hunt climbs the outside of the building. I know it's just a movie, but the way Bird directs this sequence had me on the edge of my seat.
The acting is kind of inconsequential, though I did enjoy Simon Pegg as the group's resident techno-geek. However, it's this film that reestablishes why Tom Cruise became a movie star in the first place. Recent tabloid exploits aside, the man knows what he does well, and he commits to the film 100%. It's him hanging 130 stories in the air, him throwing punches and shooting guns. He's a presence on screen that you can't keep your eyes off of, this time, for good reasons.
I really did not expect to like this film, I was actually ready to roll my eyes and bad mouth Tom Cruise but I was pleasantly surprised and I really liked this film and had a great time watching it. The film was energetic, exciting and even funny and the best part is that I was not annoyed by Tom Cruise as i usually am, i even thought that he was really good in this film. Action scenes in this film were amazing and the stunts will blow your mind, especially the one where Tom Cruise dangles from Dubai skyscraper. I thought that the cast was great and it was fun to watch these actors work together, they have great chemistry together. Overall, I highly recommend seeing this film in the theaters because it is loads of fun to watch.