Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird – 2011) A-

Who knew this would be so much fun and so spectacular in IMAX! It’s the best in the series and quiet a far cry from the semi-turd that John Woo directed (MI:II). This is a properly made action movie that we don’t see much of anymore. The script is…well..it’s not much. It’s basic James Bond crisis with a madman who wants to instigate nuclear war. A nice wrinkle here is that the whole IMF has been disavowed and we have our heroes flying solo with no support and with technology that might or might not work. The movie, like previous versions, goes from one action set piece to the next starting with the Kremlin and ending in Mumbai but what fantastic sequences these were. Probably the most amazing of the action happens in (or more like out of) the tallest building in the world in Dubai. It’s amazing to watch it proceed and that sequence alone makes the IMAX fee worth it. It’s also definitely worth mentioning how good the cast is on this sequel.  I am looking forward to see where they go next.


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