120+ movies: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (27/12/11)

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

Right, now that I have the punctuation sorted in the title of this film, I can get on with saying something about it.

The trailer impressed, aside from the choice of song to go along with it. Looked like a bit of mindless fun and for the most part the film delivers on that. There are some brilliant set pieces, cool action and it’s fun to watch.

Here comes the but. But… at times it dragged. There were some points I did think, ‘surely they didn’t need to…’. Things just felt like they got a little over complicated for no reason. There was a lot of filler in the film. The villain was so bland and forgettable. All I can remember was I think he was Russian…

Tom Cruise still somehow manages to play the action hero. Jeremy Renner was a good addition to the cast. Simon Pegg added the much-needed humor. It’s a good enough film, a very good 3/5. Not as good as I hoped it would be though.
Rating: 3/5

Read on to see the entire list of movies seen this year so far:

101 Movies so far this Year

  1. The Horse Whisperer 3/5 (01/01/11)
  2. The Informant! 3/5 (09/01/11)
  3. The Fighter 4/5 (11/01/11)
  4. 127 Hours 5/5 (14/01/11)
  5. The Wolfman 3/5 (15/01/11)
  6. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 4/5 (16/01/11)
  7. The King’s Speech 5/5 (19/01/11)
  8. The Town 4/5 (20/01/11)
  9. Ninja Assassin 2/5 (24/01/11)
  10. He’s Just Not That Into You 1/5 (25/01/11)
  11. Imagine That 1/5 (27/01/11)
  12. Gentlemen Broncos 2/5 (04/02/11)
  13. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 4/5 (06/02/11)
  14. Daybreakers 3/5 (12/02/11)
  15. The Book of Eli 2/5 (13/02/11)
  16. True Grit 4/5 (15/02/11)
  17. Red 1/5 (19/02/11)
  18. Invictus 3/5 (20/02/11)
  19. Coraline 2/5 (28/02/11)
  20. Juno 3/5 (02/03/11)
  21. Monsters vs. Aliens 1/5 (06/03/11)
  22. Jennifer’s Body 2/5 (06/03/11)
  23. Rango 4/5 (09/03/11)
  24. The Crazies 4/5 (11/03/11)
  25. Lakeview Terrace 1/5 (12/03/11)
  26. Battle: Los Angeles 3/5 (13/03/11)
  27. Submarine 4/5 (14/03/11)
  28. The Adjustment Bureau 2/5 (16/03/11)
  29. Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief 2/5 (18/03/11)
  30. The Happening 1/5 (19/03/11)
  31. Sucker Punch 2/5 (02/04/11)
  32. Carriers 1/5 (03/04/11)
  33. Source Code 4/5 (06/04/11)
  34. 3:10 to Yuma 3/5 (09/04/11)
  35. Walking Tall 1/5 (12/04/11)
  36. Your Highness 3/5 (13/04/11)
  37. El Mariachi 3/5 (14/03/11)
  38. From Paris With Love 3/5 (15/04/11)
  39. Scream 4 3/5 (16/04/11)
  40. Hot Tub Time Machine 2/5 (17/04/11)
  41. Attack the Block 4/5 (20/04/11)
  42. The International 2/5 (23/04/11)
  43. Thor 5/5 (25/04/11)
  44. Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist 5/5 (28/04/11)
  45. A Beautiful Mind 4/5 (06/05/11)
  46. Extract 2/5 (05/05/11)
  47. Hanna 4/5 (06/05/11)
  48. Catfish 3/5 (07/05/11)
  49. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2/5 (20/05/11)
  50. The Hangover Part II 3/5 (27/05/11)
  51. How to Train Your Dragon 4/5 (28/05/11)
  52. Zodiac 4/5 (28/05/11)
  53. Up in the Air 5/5 (30/05/11)
  54. X-Men: First Class 4/5 (01/06/11)
  55. Electra Luxx 3/5 (04/06/11)
  56. The Usual Suspects 5/5 (05/06/11)
  57. Senna 5/5 (10/06/11)
  58. The Human Centipede 1/5 (10/06/11)
  59. Green Lantern 2/5 (17/06/11)
  60. Paul 3/5 (18/06/11)
  61. Transformers: Dark of the Moon 4/5 (29/06/11)
  62. Predators 2/5 (30/07/11)
  63. Captain America: The First Avenger 3/5 (31/07/11)
  64. Super 8 5/5 (11/08/11)
  65. The Secret in Their Eyes 5/5 (13/08/11)
  66. [Rec] 2 3/5 (14/08/11)
  67. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 4/5 (16/08/11)
  68. Cowboys & Aliens 4/5 (18/08/11)
  69. Final Destination 5 4/5 (19/08/11)
  70. Micmacs 3/5 (21/08/11)
  71. Conan the Barbarian 3/5 (27/08/11)
  72. Legion 1/5 (27/08/11)
  73. Limitless 3/5 (29/08/11)
  74. Apollo 18 1/5 (02/09/11)
  75. The Warriors 4/5 (04/09/11)
  76. Ondine 3/5 (07/09/11)
  77. TrollHunter 5/5 (09/09/11)
  78. Burke & Hare 2/5 (16/09/11)
  79. Jackass 3 3/5 (16/09/11)
  80. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 5/5 (23/09/11)
  81. Drive 4/5 (28/09/11)
  82. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark 4/5 (12/10/11)
  83. Paranormal Activity 3 3/5 (21/10/11)
  84. I Am Number Four 3/5 (23/10/11)
  85. Contagion 3/5 (25/10/11)
  86. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn 4/5 (27/10/11)
  87. The Thing 4/5 (29/10/11)
  88. The Ides of March 5/5 (01/11/11)
  89. In Time 3/5 (02/11/11)
  90. The Rum Diary 2/5 (11/11/11)
  91. Easy A 4/5 (26/11/11)
  92. Winter’s Bone 3/5 (27/11/11)
  93. 50/50 5/5 (30/11/11)
  94. The Thing 3/5 (07/12/11)
  95. 28 Weeks Later 3/5 (09/12/11)
  96. Bridesmaids 3/5 (10/12/11)
  97. Despicable Me 3/5 (11/12/11)
  98. The Black Dahlia 2/5 (17/12/11)
  99. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 4/5 (19/12/11)
  100. Skyline 1/5 (25/12/11)
  101. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 3/5 (27/12/11)

6 comments

  1. “Right, now that I have the punctuation sorted in the title of this film, I can get on with saying something about it.”

    LOL. I know exactly what you mean.

    The villain wasn’t bland, he wasnt even there! They totally didnt even put one in.

    Wondering where it “dragged” though. To me it was pretty much boom booom boom boom boom

    • I dunno, there were points in the film where I was just sitting there and thinking about looking at my watch because it felt like I’d been in the cinema for about 3 hours. I think it felt like a little bit of a while to finally get to the point of what Ethan’s team was meant to do.

  2. Looks like mindless popcorn fun. I might check it out in a couple weeks when there is literally nothing interesting to see in terms of new releases :)

  3. I think its my favourite of all the Mission Impossible movies. The team actually seemed to work together as opposed to it just being a Tom Cruise movie. In saying that, I gave it a three as well

    • I kinda liked the third one. Also, shamefully liked bits of the second one too. The first was good. Eh, I have a soft spot for this franchise.

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