Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)


“The Secretary is dead. The President has invoked Ghost Protocol. We’re shut down. No satellite, safe house, support, or extraction. The four of us and the contents of this car are all that remains of the IMF.” – Ethan Hunt

Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 Apr 2012 and 20 Nov 2018)

Brief Synopsis – The IMF is accused of bombing the Kremlin, so Ethan and his team must go outside the law to try and prove their innocence.

My Take on it – This is another fun film in the series that manages to take things to some very interesting places both story-wise and visually.

The problem is that it feels as if they are trying to turn this into a James Bond franchise instead of sticking to the uniqueness of the Mission: Impossible premise.

The cast is great with Tom Cruise returning as the lead.

He is helped along by returning Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames with the addition of Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton also helps make this quite enjoyable.

The premise itself works most of the time and only falters at a few points along the way.

Director Brad Bird takes the reins of this franchise here and does a nice job with this film.

He manages to present things in a very enjoyable way that keep things fun the entire way through.

IT’s too bad that they didn’t stop after this film in the series, because that truly would have been enough.

Bottom Line – Fun film that takes things to interesting places yet feels too much like they are trying to turn this series into a James Bond series instead of sticking to the uniqueness of the premise of Mission: Impossible.  The cast is once again great and Renner and Patton are nice additions to the fold and work well alongside Cruise, Rhames and Pegg.  The premise works most of the time and only falters a few times along the way.  Bid manages to take the reins here and move things along in an enjoyable way but they probably should have stopped after this film. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The actor that hands Ethan the black mask to place over his head to meet the arms dealer appeared in Mission: Impossible (1996), giving him the same style mask when he is being taken to meet Max, an arms dealer.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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