MOVIE REVIEW: Last night I watched “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” which stars Tom Cruise (Oblivion, Risky Business), Paula Patton (Deja Vu, 2 Guns), Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, American Hustle), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , John Wick), Vladimir Mashkov (Behind Enemy Lines, The Edge), Samuli Edelmann (Hellsinki, The Tough Ones), Ivan Shvedoff (Enemy at the Gates, The Bourne Supremacy), Lea Seydoux (Inglorious Basterds, The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Josh Holloway (Lost, Sabotage). This is the fourth movie in the “Mission Impossible” franchise. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is back after getting busted out of jail in Russia. Once he gets out, he gets briefed on what is going on. Apparently the IMF is trying to hunt down a terrorist named Hendricks (Nyqvist) who is on a mission to obtain nuclear missile codes to launch a missile strike in the U.S. Ethan gets a new team consisting of Benji (Pegg) and Jane (Patton) to go to the Kremlin to stop Hendricks only to end up failing, resulting in an explosion at the Kremlin, killing innocent people. Now Russia thinks that the IMF is responsible for this, causing the President to disavow the IMF and put them in Ghost Protocol. With the help of new recruit, Brandt (Renner), Ethan and his team try to hunt down Hendricks, with no help from the IMF, to stop him from getting the missile strike codes before it is too late.
I thought “Mission Impossible” was the best out of the franchise, but I was wrong. This movie was an improvement. The story is more gripping and it has a really good story. The acting is always great, with Tom Cruise being awesome. I also liked seeing Josh Holloway in this since he plays as Sawyer in my favorite TV series, “Lost.” The special effects and the action scenes have immensely improved with the dust storm to all the new gadgets they have. It was just a joy in itself to see what new inventions they have to get their job done. I had fun with this movie, but although it was good it still has its cons. One of them is that this movie was hard to pick up on in the beginning for me. It started off with a long introduction until the initial intro credits and even then I couldn’t understand fully what was the mission. It may be different for other people, but it wasn’t for me. Soon I picked up on it though. The last con of this movie would be how it gets dry in some places. Mostly with the dialogue scenes rather than the action scenes. Other than that, this movie was great and I recommend anyone to watch it! FINAL SCORE: 95%= Juicy Popcorn
Changes have been made to this review after The Juicy Awards of 2014. They do not effect the results of what has previously been punched in for Movie of the Year.
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