Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) Review
My favourite mission impossible yet, but that’s not much really because I didn’t think much of the others. This film is a good watch and might serve better being its own movie rather than part of a franchise. This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this. Tim’s Film Reviews Recommended.
The plot for this film really gets back to basics for the spy genre, a mad/bad Russian wanting to destroy the world with Russian nukes (plenty of Russians). The plot worked well for the characters and is great to watch. This films fight scenes are smarter than most which really compliments the pace of the film so it doesn’t just stop for a single fight that lasts an unreasonable amount of time for a real spy (snap the neck and move on, arny knows what he is doing).
My favourite part of the film would be the Dubai scene when Ethan Hunt has to climb a skyscraper with flat plane glass, it was very scary to watch and I am not sure I have ever felt more terrified for a character before in a film (just scared of falling to be honest). Simon Pegg’s character brings fun light humour to the film so as not to become too dark like what happened in some of the films.
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Jeremy Renner proves his action movie status with this film (clearly good practise for the avengers) and will definitely be a good action guy to watch in the future. The visuals of the landscapes where impressive but didn’t go over the top, as with the chases and smaller scenes so it’s all good without being over the top. The scene with a giant magnet being used to prop up one of the characters next to servers really made me laugh because as a computer guy I know that would completely make those servers useless (ever get raided by the cops rub a magnet on your hard drive).
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