Film Review: Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol

| 15 December , 2011 | Reply

Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg
Sassi\’s Star Rating: 4.5 / 5

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, our favourite Mission Impossible star, flying under the radar and saving the world. The IMF has been shut down after being implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin. Ethan and his team are suddenly operating as rogue agents under the Ghost Protocol and are no longer able to access their superiors. Luckily they still have some tricky gadgets on hand which is always a great aspect of the MI films.

This MI is a little different to the ones we\’ve seen before with Director Brad Bird choosing to introduce more humour into this mission. The fact that he is ranked as #23 on EW\’s The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood is no surprise considering this film has resurrected the MI image with a fresh look. Simon Pegg stars as Benji Dunn, a relatively new field agent that is super excited about his new role but not as refined as his counterparts. Pegg plays this role with finesse with just the right amount of humour – considering he could have gone much further, he was a much needed break amongst the tense scenes. Harking from a comedic background in movies such as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, this movie is a huge departure from his days with the Little Britain boys in their comedy troupe many years ago.

The film is filled with tricky stunts, lots of twists and turns and the typical style of the MI TV show which we all love. Cruise has still got it and his new team make it all the more interesting. The IMAX experience for this one is completely awesome and if you get the chance – something you should definitely look into for a high action film such as this.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to see this film in the IMAX – it\’s fantastic.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is in cinemas today.


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