Synopsis ~ Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.” Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency’s name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know. Tom Cruise returns in the starring role as Ethan Hunt and is joined by an international cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux.
Running Time: 132 minutes
Number of Disks: 3
– Mission Accepted:
*Suiting Up In Prague
*Heating Up In Dubai
– Impossible Missions:
*The Russian Prison
*Shooting in IMAX®
*A Roll of Film
*Stepping into the Storm
*Dubai Car Crash
*Lens on the Burj
– Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Brad Bird:
*Including an Alternate Opening
The new double-“O”-seven will definitely have to pull double duty to reach anywhere close to the harrowing heights of Cruises latest Hunt mission, and while you may need to revisit past missions in order to fully appreciate all the cumulative complexities of both Hunt and his latest crew – made up of both veteran and virgin members – when it comes to pulse quickening excitement and nail munching tension this mission isn’t only seemingly impossible, it’s down-right perfection.
Cruise perpetually proves that it takes more than a skunk-faced scowl and strength to construct a great action hero and director Brad Bird – best known up until this point for his animated works, Ratatouille and The Incredibles – nicely maneuvers between genres, slipping comfortably; but not surprisingly, into his new action shoes with the same gusto and attention to detail as his pixilated precursors.
The extras bring an enormous amount of respect for both the disc set and Cruise himself, with the set bringing a great array of neat features and Cruise bringing the nerve. The special features touch on everything from Deleted Scenes, an Alternate Opening and a massive amount of Behind-The-Scenes looks, but it’s Cruise hanging out the window of the 2,717 foot high Burj Khalifa – better known as the tallest building in the world – that tops anything a standard feature could bring.
If you thought Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch was crazy, wait until he jumps out of this window. And not only does Cruise saunter out the window, but he’s caught swinging, running, jumping, and hanging out for hours at a time while the crew prepares for shooting, at nearly 160 stories up. Both of the features “Heating up in Dubai” and “Lens on the Burj” deal with this aspect of shooting, but “Heating up” is a much longer and stronger supplement.
So whether you love intrigue, shredded nerves, or just hanging out with Cruise on the Burj, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol may well be set to self-destruct, but you’ll love every solitary bang, boom and buck.
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Cast: Tom Cruise | Simon Pegg | Jeremy Renner | Paula Patton | Michael Nyqvist
Vladimir Mashkov | Léa Seydoux | Josh Holloway
Director: Brad Bird
Central Writers: Josh Appelbaum | André Nemec
Theatrical Release: December 21, 2011
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: April 17, 2012
Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE