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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol by Brad Bird, 2011

with Tom Cruise (Eyes Wide Shut, Knight and Day), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, The Hurt Locker), Simon Pegg, Paula Patton (Deja Vu, Precious), Ving Rhames (Out Of Sight, Surrogates), Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris), Josh Holloway, Tom Wilkinson (The Conspirator, The Ghost Writer, Duplicity, Michael Clayton, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire)

Super-agent Ethan Hunt dangles from skyscrapers and otherwise takes daring to new heights on another operation from the Impossible Missions Force. Helping Hunt get the job done is droll fellow IMF agent Luther Stickel.

Funny how sometimes you do not have to understand the bigger goal to enjoy the journey. For example, this movie is pretty kryptiq on the topic of this Russian collaboration with Sweden, and its goal when I believe cold war is history. The story is more interesting if you let yourself be pushed into situations, and follow the flow of action, sometimes almost impossible, at the edge, funny. The rhythm flows, slows down, speed up in a very organic way, the dialogues are much better than in any other M.I., the sense of humor is good, not loud, more cynical, in other words, it is good entertainment. And as the story develops, it doesn't really matter what the bigger political aim is, only to know that the bomb is going to explode if they do not act on it, just like a good old mission impossible!


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