Friday, December 23, 2011

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

I've liked the Mission Impossible movies, although the second one was kinda all over the place. The third one, with JJ Abrams on board, took them to another level. This one, Ghost Protocol, is on a completely different altogether.

It had everything you would expect in terms of action, suspense, and international espionage. It had an amazing backdrop with portions filmed on location in Budapest, Moscow, India, and most spectacularly, Dubai. Definitely a great ride.

But this one was much more than a great ride. It had smart dialogue and a plot that kept me mentally engaged throughout. There was a great chemistry between the four members of Ethan Hunt's (Tom Cruise) team, and even some humor. And, more than anything else, it had a major thread dealing with revenge, and whether it really satisfies. Heady stuff, handled in a way that really made me think.

Yep, fantastic film, very entertaining. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night.

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