Figured it was time for a review… not done one for a while.
So…! Mission Impossible; a franchise that is slogging on further and far longer than I ever guessed it would. I didn’t see MI3 when it came out (not sure that I’m missing a great deal but it would have made little parts of this film make a bit more sense, I suppose).
Car chases, foot chases, explosions and fisticuffs… if this is what makes your movie, then this is pretty much perfect for you.
I have to admit, almost despite myself, that I really enjoyed the film. But that’s mainly because this is exactly what I like. Lots of action sequences, fancy cars, chases, fast cuts and minimal plot. Not to say it didn’t have plot, but it was simple and, frankly put, when the decision to go to the cinema is a spur of the moment decision made because I’m getting snowed on, then I think we did pretty well out of it.
Its quite simple; a mission to pull some files from the Kremlin gets massively botched and leads to Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) team getting disavowed. Not only that, but if they screw up any more, they’re going to end up branded as terrorists. Worse still, they still have to stop a crazed nuclear bomber from destroying the world by pitting Russia against USA. Dun duhn duuuuuuuh!
Yeah… so off they go to fix it.
Dave made the very good point of saying that the film should just be called: Possible. Because in the end, of course, it is. That’s not a spoiler, but just what you’d expect. I mean think about it, would you really go to see Mission Impossible and expect them not to save the day? So I think that’s the only fall down point for me; some of the magic is gone. You know they’re going to fix everything… you’re just not entirely sure of how.
Still that chick in the green dress is smokin’ hot, so if you’re into eye candy there’s both her and Tom Cruise to keep you entertained. Though I still maintain that he must have been wearing something in his heels; its well known that he’s a short ass. How, therefore, was he still as tall as his female lead while she was strutting around in three inch heels? *snerk*
Oh and Simon Pegg is ace. ^_^