Movie Review – Mission: Impossible III – Action Packed

Mission: Impossible III

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?

MI III Explosion

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.




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8 Responses to Movie Review – Mission: Impossible III – Action Packed

  1. lionel May 18, 2006 at 10:55 am #

    Was there any stunt jumping on couches?

  2. Dabido (Teflon) May 18, 2006 at 10:59 am #

    Oh, Lionel beat me to the punch, I was going to ask if there was a scene where Ethan Hunt was jumping up and down on an exploding couch! Darn it! 🙂 hee hee!

    The ads for it haven’t grabbed my attention enough for me to bother seeing it at the movies. I might wait for it to come on TV.

  3. lionel May 18, 2006 at 11:06 am #

    Haha, good one, Dabido! I did consider adding in my last comment that the couch was hanging from a helicopter up 10 storeys high…

  4. Laksa May 18, 2006 at 11:58 am #

    nice movie – saw it last week. it certainly beats poseidon for entertainment value!

  5. Boss Stewie May 18, 2006 at 2:14 pm #

    dammit it’s been out here in london for more than 2 weeks already and i still haven’t watched that!

  6. spiller May 18, 2006 at 5:26 pm #

    yeah, entertaining trash, can’t agree more on that.

    Laurence Fishburne was awful.

    Lionel, Dabido: Apparently the couch jumping is old. Check this out, damn funny! Oh, for those of you who doesn’t hate Tom yet, take a look.

  7. Dabido (Teflon) May 18, 2006 at 6:35 pm #

    Spiller – I have no idea what he was doing … and I can’t figure out why it’s bad! Surely that video isn’t any reason to hate Tom Cruise … probably a reason to pity him that he can’t dance … but … you know …

    Lionel – I like the idea fo Tom jumping on a couch hanging from a helicopter! KEWL!

    [Can I add an explosion as well for good measure!??] 🙂

  8. Anonymous May 19, 2006 at 5:35 pm #

    I watched it last night and oh God, my head is still pounding now! Didn’t really enjoy it.