Sunday, November 20, 2011


By D.E.Levine

This is a film that doesn't disappoint. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is back and he's looking better than ever.

When you see this, definitely see it in Imax, because even though this is the best Mission Impossible film since the first, Imax makes it even better.

This time, the Impossible Mission Force is implicated in a global terrorist bombing and is literally shut down. Of course, the audience knows that IMF has been framed, but how will they prove it?

With Ghost Protocol initiated, Hunt and his new rogue team must work off the grid to clear the IMF name.

Ghost Protocol is definitely the most action-packed of the MI films. With Tom Cruise willing to hang off the sides of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, (he's still doing his own stunts at age 50), there are unbelievable stunts and action.

While Simon Pegg, as the computer expert, adds to the film, Jeremy Renner is the inquisitive member, questioning Hunt about the outcome of their exploits. One has to wonder whether, with the IMF franchise being so lucrative, and with Cruise already entering his 50s, could Renner be on the verge of being groomed for an ongoing and larger role?

Of course, in the opening scenes, Ethan is in a Russian prison and another IMF agent, working with a technical expert has to break him out. Teaming up with Hunt and his own team, the composite group travel where needed to follow leads and set the record straight.

While they may be on their own, the IMF team has lots of trendy gadgets with which to work.

In short, this is a film for pure entertainment. You don't have to think deep thoughts or figure out anything complex. Just enjoy it and have fun.