Sunday, February 26, 2012
Directed by Brad Bird
Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Michael Nyqvist, Samuli Edelmann, Léa Seydoux, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor
Mission: Impossible III ended in such a way there was no sequel expected after it. The first film was beyond excellent and the two sequels very bad or just uninspired. Ghost Protocol corrects the situation. The film is relaxed without being lazy. Action packed without being stupid. The best thing about it is that where the two middle instalments saw agent Hunt (Cruise) go on a mission in order to save a damsel in distress, in Ghost Protocol there is no stupid and crucially predictable shit like that. Hunt is back to being a professional agent, like in the original, and not an asshole playboy (M:I-2) or an about to be married semi-pentioner (M:I-3). The only noticeable minus comes for the underuse of bad guys Nyqvist (the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Finland's very own Edelmann. They are both great actors but still their characters are reduced to simple nuclear lunatics with no room to stretch. Shame.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol at IMDb