#83: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

“The 2012 Movie challenge . To watch at least 150 movies during this year.”
Movie #83 – 03 May 2012
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (USA – 2011) Directed by Brad Bird

May the rant begins…
I had an issue (ok, maybe more than one) with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Mission Impossible suffers of the The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn syndrome. It is a fantastic ride and…nothing else. No surprises, no tension, no chemistry, no emotions, nothing. You leave the cinema or switch the player off and..that’s it. Nothing stays with you. The opposite happened when I watched for the first time a similar movie, Casino Royale (with Daniel Craig), a few years back. I remember leaving the cinema feeling I could really be Agent 007. I think even my posture had changed while I was walking home. Felt like I could save the world by beating up all the bad guys. I stayed in an exciting mood for the rest of the day. The new Mission Impossible? Just like an expensive cartoon for kids.
Tom Cruise holds everything on his shoulders very well. Paula Patton remains constantly in the shadow. The co-star, Jeremy Renner, who was supposed to steal the scepter, ends up being a little useless and boring. The “funny one”, Simon Pegg, who speaks a bit too much without actually being very funny. And, finally, the one-dimensional bad guy. What about the final “let’s all hug and love each other” scene? Terrible stuff.
Mission Impossible 5 is already scheduled to become again possible in three years. Count me out. Thank you.




One Comment on “#83: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)”

  1. Hm, this is the first time I’ve seen a Tintin parallel and that movie left me nonplussed. I may eventually see MI4, but I’m in no rush. Maybe when I need a dumb action movie.

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