Synopsis-Framed for a terrorist attack, the IMF agency gets disavowed as the president initiates Ghost Protocol, leaving Ethan Hunt with no resources and little backup to stop another terrorist attack from happening, while clearing his agency's name.
Based on the television show Mission: Impossible came the Mission:Impossible film franchise, which has been a Tom Cruise vehicle for nearly two decades. Given that this was the fourth film in a franchise that has usually gained mixed reactions, it was pretty hard for me to believe that this would be great, then I heard Brad Bird (director of The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, and Ratatouille) stepped in as director, which piqued my interest, seeing a man who had only done animated features up to that point step in for a live-action film would be interesting to see if he could succeed given the different style of film. Mission:Impossible-Ghost Protocol ended up winning over critics, giving studios confidence in letting Bird do more live action films, but was it truly great? No, but it was a fun ride, revisiting it has reminded me of that.
Ghost Protocol features some pretty well shot scenes, at times the scope is just beautiful, especially during the film's most memorable scene, wherein Tom Cruise climbs the Burj Khalifa. The action here is well choreographed, considering the effort the actors put into it is noticeable, in fact, the best thing about it, is that the film avoids using the "shaky cam" technique so many had been using up to that point. There are a lot of stunts in the film, that as far as I know were performed by the actors, they look impressive, but the best is the Burj Khalifa stunt mentioned before, if every film in this series exists just for Tom to make a crazy stunt, then I'd say it's money well spent, as that scene is amazing . When it comes to the action in this film, each of the main stars get to shine at least once, which is important in a movie with a team, though sadly, Tom still ends up feeling like a one man army, that's not bad, but it does make one wonder why he needs a team sometimes, but at least everyone still gets their chance in the limelight.
Written By Octaviano Macias
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