I originally wasn’t sure what mission was more impossible: the actual movie or finding an inventive way of raising this old concept to “blockbuster” worthy status. Paramount, however, succeeded almost flawlessly to kick off a great summer movie season.
Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, once again finds himself in immediate peril after deciding to quit the agency for his new life and fianc?e, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). He gets pulled into one more mission to save his last student, Lindsay (Keri Russell), who has been taken hostage. However, this is only the beginning of major twists and turns, suspenseful action scenes, and ruthless revenge from villain Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
However, in true Mission Impossible style, there are major plot line twists that become almost impossible to follow, including corruption within IMF, masked only with mind boggling stunts and almost unbelievable scenarios. Also, the audience is left with more questions than answers, such as never knowing what Davian’s “weapon” was. However, action scenes varying from infiltrating the Vatican to propelling off of roofs in China, allow you to forget for a second that nothing is being explained.
Overall, this movie plucked the better aspects of its predecessors to create a psychological, suspenseful, action movie. This was an exceptional summer movie, and surpasses both MI: I and MI: II.
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