Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol (2011)

I know I haven’t blogged for a few days, but the week has been very busy, with Film meetings, shootings, editing and family days out. Though I thought I would drop a post. I’ve seen this film several times, but haven’t got round to writing a review. So here it goes…

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name. (IMDB)

Directed by Brad Bird, the film focuses on Tom Cruise, the tough spy and ultimate hero.  With a mission in place, Ethan and his team have a clear focus and are determined to accomplish their goal. A team that is unforgettably brilliant, each with their special uses and brains. Simon Pegg brings his comedic twist to the Film, subtly adding humour in tensed scenes. His lovable yet geeky personality through the role of Benji, is brilliant and quite frankly amusing. Paula Patton who plays Jane truly acts like a super kickass women, whom I must say is fierce. The scene with her fighting with the villain is performed authentically, where her powerful kick is encountered. Likewise, William’s suspicious identity is questioned throughout the film, yet his genuine persona shines through.

Mind the sweet talk of the protagonists, but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this film, from the pure action, thrilling moments to mesmerising technology. I mean fooling the guard with the fake water drip and holographic tools was enthralling and simply ingenious.

Indeed it did follow quite a few stereotypical conventions, which in my eye can be over-looked. I was pleased with the cinematography, CGI and the casting. Beautiful sceneries were taken use of, where each angle was shown to the audience, not leaving us out. Capturing gratifying moments, where Cruise was hanging on one of the tallest buildings was applaudible. Realistic stunts and clever features (the contact lens which prints what it captures) added to its genre.

Overall, the production was bigger compared to the rest MI’s. A few loose characters and unnecessary action scenes here and there, which were quite disappointing. There wasn’t a strong enough villain, Michael Nyqvist was profoundly frustrating, but this may have been due to his negative persona.  Though the Russian girl was evil and wicked, who deserved a longer role. Anil Kapoor was merely a celebrity endorsement, though his disturbing charm was an utter fail. Yet honestly speaking, Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol is worth a watch and Cruise’s acting fails to disappoint.

My Rating: 8/10

Written By: Meera Darji

8 thoughts on “Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol (2011)

    1. Really? I didn’t notice, thats awesome! But surprisingly I don’t remember seeing it, where was the sign?

      1. Lol thats Epic! I’m going to start looking out for these, its like the Wilhem scream!

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