Friday, January 27, 2012

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

Without doubt, Ghost Protocol is the best action film of 2011! It's very rare for the fourth film in a series to exceed it's predecessors.

Ghost Protocol has all the elements you could ask for in a pure adrenaline action film! The script was exceptionally written in the sense that there was a constant flow of action. The casting was right, the pacing was smooth, and the scene where Tom jumps off the tallest building in the world was mind-blowing! Apparently, Tom Cruise has no fear of heights since he executes most of his own stunts. When he said, "Go big or go home," he definitely meant it!

I'm glad that Jeremy Renner joined the IMF cast and it's no surprise that he's perfect for the role. Michael Nyqvist did a great job as the villain, contrary to his character as a detective in the swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The fight between Paul Patton and Léa Seydoux was well choreographed. Benji, played by Simon Pegg, brought some comedic elements into the film such as:

Before Brandt jumps with the levitating metal suit:
Brandt "So I'm basically jumping into an oven"
Benji "Yes, but I'll catch you."

Leading up to the Burj Khalifa scene:
Benji "Okay, this is a slight wrinkle, but we'll have to go into the server room from the outside."
Ethan "We?"
Benji "Well I'm on the computer."

Referring to the gloves used to climb the side of the Burj Khalifa:
Benji "Remember, blue is glue."
Ethan "And red?"
Benji "Dead."

I love this film!

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