Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol










If there is one movie title that is as far away as the movie plot goes, Mission Impossible is it. Over the course of 4 missions, it has always been possible, possible, possible and possible.

Improbable maybe, but by the end of 120 minutes or so, always possible.

Unless the title really implies the efforts of the villains in the 4 installments. Aah, now we’re going somewhere. Let’s see:

Mission Impossible 1: Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to steal the NOC list, frame AND kill your IMF team members, and then sell the NOC list to Max. Yeah, impossible.

Mission Impossible 2: Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to create a virus, release the virus out in the open, and then sell the antivirus for a shit load of money. Yeah, impossible!

Mission Impossible 3: Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to kidnap Ethan Hunt’s wife, and threaten him for a “rabbit’s foot” to sell to terrorist organisations. Yeah, right.

Which brings us to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Directed by animation maestro Brad Bird of Ratatouille and The Incredibles fame, this latest adventure proves to be the most exciting and action-packed yet.

From the opening scene featuring LOST alum Josh Holloway, the pace moves at breakneck speed from one action sequence to the next. Its breathtaking to see how Brad tackles the framing of the action, seeing that he comes from an animation background. The result is exhilarating, and at times even improbable.

This installment also brings to the forefront the technology and gadgets and really feature in the movie in a big way, that also elevates Simon Pegg’s role somewhat. This time, the entire IMF has been disavowed for an alleged attack on the Kremlin. Without any backup and resources, Ethan and his team has to track down and stop a crazy attempt at inciting nuclear war.

So, back to the villain’s misison: Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to bomb the Kremlin, frame the entire IMF and bringing it down in the process, steal a nuclear activation device together with the nuclear bomb, and start a nuclear war. Well… good luck with that!

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist.

Rating: 8/10

PS: Given the amount of running Tom Cruise was subjected to in this film, I feel almost sorry for him. The guy’s 49! Give him a break man…

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