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.
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