Super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from active duty to train new IMF agents. But he is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he’s ever faced – Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team – his old friend Luther Strickell (Ving Rhames), transportation expert Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), background operative Zhen (Maggie Q), and fresh recruit Lindsey (Keri Russell) – to travel the globe pursuing Davian and rescue Hunt’s love, Julia (Michelle Monaghan).
It’s Mission Impossible, it’s Tom Cruise, don’t expect anything serious or groundbreaking, but do expect a good solid, fairly thrilling action movie.
It does keep you on your toes, and Ethan is a little more human in this movie, plus of course the requisite guns, toys, gadgets, slick moves and explosions we’ve come to expect from Mission Impossible.
It’s running a respectable 6.9 on IMDB at the moment.
The action spans a few continents, has a typically nasty sadistic badguy, not much a plot, but thankfully is less about Tom Cruise (Hello, “Mission Impossible II – I’m Tom Cruise”), and more about the movie.
Not much acting is required for this kind of film, but there is enough there, a little plot development, a little human emotion and a lot of action, that’s pretty much how I would sum it up.
Oh yah, did I mention lots of explosions?
The grandscale set peices are very good, I have to say I didn’t expect much from the movie, but I was pretty impressed nevertheless.
Well worth a watch for a good bit of brainless action.
The end however made me sick, sick sick, it was so wrong, I wanted to kick the screen in.
I’d give it an entertaining trash 6/10.