Sound Off: Brad Bird's 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' in IMAX
by Alex Billington
December 16, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "You're not going to make it!" Arriving in theaters starting this weekend, as an exclusive IMAX experience (for now), is Brad Bird's first live-action feature, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, the fourth movie in the Mission: Impossible series that started as a TV show in the 60's. This time Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt again, but is joined by two new team members, Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner, along with our old comic relief pal Simon Pegg. So how is it? The best one yet? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on M:I Ghost Protocol.
If you choose to accept this mission, my thoughts on Ghost Protocol are as follows. As expected, Brad Bird (and Bad Robot) deliver - M:IGP is excellent! The action is truly awesome, especially the Dubai scenes and the fight at the end in India. There are probably three times I actually muttered "holy shit" at something, whether it was a huge surprise (the one with Tom Wilkinson) or just the way the action plays out (like with Michael Nyqvist). Despite all that, I still prefer J.J. Abram's M:I:III slightly more, as this movie had too many downtime moments that were too down, too much waiting until the next action moment, whereas J.J.'s was just fluid. Overall I had a blast seeing this, in IMAX especially, and look forward to seeing it again.
What did you think of M:I Ghost Protocol? Best Mission Impossible movie yet or a big mess? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!