After a terrorist bombing destroys the Kremlin, the United States calls forth “Ghost Protocol,” disowning the entire Impossible Mission Force. Although Ethan Hunt and his team are accused of the attack, they are allowed to operate outside the agency under the condition that if any member is captured, they will all be charged as terrorist.
Tom Cruise returns as super spy Ethan Hunt in the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. Except this time, he is equipped with new and improved gadgets, a team he has no choice but to work together with, and absolutely no support from the Impossible Mission Force. Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) from Mission: Impossible III is also back for more as a fully qualified field officer, proving to do more than just behind the desk work. New to the team are Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, and the beautiful Paula Patton, portraying the female spy, Jane Carter.
It was a risky choice hiring Brad Bird as director, with his previous work being animated films such as The Iron Giant and Ratatouille. Then again, he also directed Pixar’s The Incredibles, and that was a huge success. Still, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is his first live-action film. Bird didn’t disappoint however, and brought to the franchise one of the best installments of the series –the original still being the best thus far.
The story line is not the films forte, it’s actually very simple and not at all original: catch the bad guys before they destroy the world. But with so many inventive and fun action sequences, you will be too engaged in the film to care. MI4 is packed with what every spy/action film needs: exotic cities, hot cars, top of the line gadgets, the one funny guy in the team, an attractive female spy, etc. From the very start, the movie launches into action and doesn’t stop entertaining throughout. Time flies when you’re having fun and by the end of this film you don’t realize a total of 133 minutes passed by.
I watched this film in theaters in IMAX and let me tell you…it was amazing. The action scenes shot in IMAX format give the audience an adrenaline rush, keeping us at the edge of our seats. Some acts were a little too far-fetched, but if you can get passed that, you’re in for a ride.
Unless you’ve never been a fan of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is worth renting. In fact, it’s worth owning.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will be available in Dallas stores on DVD and Blu-ray on April 17.
Check out your local Dallas Blockbuster, WalMart, or get it here.
- Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence.
- Running time: 133 minutes
Blu-ray features include:
- Mission Accepted
- Heating Up in Dubai
- Impossible Missions
- Deleted scenes
- And more…
Dallas fans can enter to win a copy of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on Blu-ray, here.
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