Monday, December 19, 2011

Movie Review - Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Phew! Its been quite a while since I wrote a blogpost at Yesterday was a great day because I got to watch Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol at a Multiplex here in Cologne, Germany!

Boy did the movie keep us all tightly coupled to our seats with some scenes demanding perfect silence since the dialogies were spoken with "huge huskness". So, here goes my review of the movie. Btw, no where did I notice it saying as "Mission Impossible:4" !

It starts with Ethan hunt(of course played by Tom Cruise!) at a prison in Moscow, Russia for the task of extracting a source - with the help of Dunn (played by Simon Pegg) and Carter (played by Paula Pautton). The movie title blazes through the 'light them up' and Ethan is given the mission to extract files from "The Kremlin" to trace down something code named 'Cobalt'. Halfway through this mission someone talks on the IMF radio and The Kremlin security end up chasing Ethan but then The Kremlin blows up!. Security forces then believe that its an act of war after which the US president evokes "Ghost Protocol" - disavowing IMF in full; but Ethan and team are allowed to escape by the IMF secretary just to chase down Cobalt and stop it, along with the intelligence analyst Brandt(played by Brenny lee) who is then discovered as not just an analyst. They land in Dubai to trace details and its an edge of the seat action at the Burj Khalifa! Next stop, Mumbai, where they have to extract codes from Brij Nath (played by Anil Kapoor). Up next are high octane scenes of action in style, launching missiles and the impossible mission's climax and finally, the real story of Ethan Hunt's wife.

I loved this particular scene next to the private jet from Dubai where Dunn says "Love the jet" to which Ethan replies "Wait until you see the car" :). Unfortunately, the i8 couldn't even wade through Mumbai's traffic and people.

To sum it up, Ghost protocol is way better than the 2nd and 3rd installments of Mission Impossible movies and to say it in four words "Paced action in style".

I would give it a rating of 9 on 10. How much would you?