I hope Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has good car insurance because he’s going to need all the help he can get after Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol. Seems like every time the dude steps foot in a car it wrecks and/or blows up. Maybe he’s saved so much with Geico he just doesn’t care!
MI 4’s story centers around Cobalt (Michael Nyqvist), a Russian nuclear strategist (oooh, fancy!), who decides that evolution isn’t happening quickly enough and the world is being bogged down by weak humans. To fix this, he decides to give evolution a little jump start by setting off a nuclear bomb in hopes that it will instigate an all-out global nuclear war, leaving behind only the strongest of humanity.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and team are on to his plan like stink on poo. They end up framed by Cobalt for blowing up the Kremlin and set the record straight and save humanity. Go team Hunt!
Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol is great! The team of actors have a very natural chemistry together and deliver some high-energy performances, particularly Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. Even though the film was over two hours long, the action kept it feeling like it was moving quickly, and had enough story mixed in with the excitement to make for a great thrill ride.
Time Until Action: Instant!!
Best Fight: Yep, it has to be between Jane Carter (Paula Patton) of the Hunt team and evil assassin Sabine (Lea Seydoux). These two ladies have a grudge match over the fact that Sabine killed Jane’s partner/love interest, and the fists come flying when they meet again. This brawl is pure, uncut aggression with kicking, punching, and throwing things. Eventually, Jane gets a fantastic kick on Sabine pushing her out the window of Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world! Fun fact: Tom Cruise tried not to use a stunt double for MI 4, and these two ladies decided to match Mr. Cruise’s gusto and do this fight scene themselves, making for a much more intense, more real scrap between them. Bravo, ladies!
Action Rating: 4 Impossible Missions, out of 5.
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