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Monday, December 19, 2011

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

(Photos have been lifted from various internet sources) 

So what's the story? 

Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates "Ghost Protocol." Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not know. ~ www.missionimpossible.com

My Ticket @ Php125

So what do I think?

In the same way little girls fantasize of being princesses in their own fairy tale stories, so do little boys who bashfully imagine themselves as secret agents or detectives running after bad guys and solving thrilling mysteries with guns and in leather jackets, shades, and boots. Very typical. And stereotypical.

I think no one besides Tom Cruise would perfectly fit in the shoes of the lead role in all Mission:Impossible movies. He sure did work his way to become perfectly fitted for the role as seen in all breathtaking, unbelievable, and surely impossible stunts in every movie. And despite the fact that scores of movies in the same genre have conquered the movie screens worldwide, Mission:Impossible always had, still has, and will always have that unique flavor and appeal that no other movie could ever equal to. Of course Mission:Impossible without Tom Cruise is just Mission. ♥

Defying the impossible.
Practically all the stunts in the movie proved that anything could be possible. From Ethan Hunt's death-defying act when he had to climb that tall building in Dubai, racing after the villain in a sandstorm, and being bombed in Kremlin where he suffered mild concussion but was still able to escape from authority, the movie absolutely got our jaws dropped. But however incredible those stunts were, I find them sort of unreal. Then I thought, of course! What we find impossible today all seems unreal. But when done, who could have thought they were real? Oh the power of fiction. How mind-boggling.

Simply state-of-the-art.
Iphones, iPads, high-edge BMW cars, luxurious hotels.. could there be any more modern than these? Mission:Impossible is a visionary of the inevitable kind of future this Earth will soon have. I tried to imagine what else could people invent and create in the future, but my imagination failed me. There's just so much going on in this world that my little brain could not just handle yet.

Erroneous images and violence.
Had the movie been not just fiction, I would have gone really disturbed by some images or scenes in the movie such as when they tried to set Ethan free from prison wherein they let the prisoners out of their cells and had the prison guards beat up. Also, I think the bombing of Kremlin was too much. Killing of the US Secretary of Defense could not be that easy since he should always be escorted by a good number of well escorts. And the destruction of properties such as those BMW cars that they just like played off throwing at each other was not anymore believable. My point here is, at some point the movie really loses its grasp of the reality. But then again that is why it is called Impossible.

In general, I would give the movie 9 out of 10. I do not know my basis or bases for my score. Perhaps instinct. Just plain instinct. I like the movie, but I like Tom Cruise more.

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