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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Movie Review

Let me just start by saying I'm not a big action movie fan. At $7.25 for a matinee ticket, I usually look for something more character driven to sink my box office bucks into. But I'm also one of the millions of people who check out www.rottentomatoes.com to get a consensus review for a movie. And with a whopping 93% "fresh" rating and comments praising it as the "action movie of the year", Ghost Protocol was hard to pass up.

I'm not a rabid follower of the franchise, although I did see the first one back in the 90s. Don't worry, you won't have any problem following this one even if you haven't seen any of the others.

You do want to pay attention once the lights go down, though, because the pace is fast and you might miss something if you are away from your seat. If you aren't on the edge of it during the briefcase scene toward the end of the movie, then you haven't been paying attention.

Ghost Protocol is fun for the whole family (no sex and not too much cursing). My daughter loved all the cool gadgets and asked on several occasions, "Do they really make those? Where can you get them?"

My son loved the cars. I told him to save his money.
BMW i8 hybrid
And I enjoyed seeing how well Tom Cruise has held up over the years (he'll be fifty next year). After the whole couch fiasco, I think this might just be the movie that redeems him. Even my kids thought he was cool and that's saying a lot.
Hello, Maverick.
And if you're one of those people who like rating systems, I'd give this one four stars, 8 out of 10 and a highly recommended.

Since I won't be posting again until after Christmas, I would like to wish you all a very merry holiday. And remember, one out of four presents are re-gifted. Think about it.

6 comments:

mshatch said...

I heard this was a decent movie. Thanks for your review :)

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh on my list of things to watch - won't be out until next month here in the UK!

I do like this franchise - am not so keen on Mr Cruise but I do like him as Ethan Hunt!

Thanks for the review!!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! See you soon! Take care
x

Grumpy Bulldog, Secret Agent said...

I heard it's really awesome in the IMAX format.

Merry XMas!

Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

I saw it in IMAX and loved it. The cars are awesome. So jealous of Tom Cruise.

Rahul said...

Hats off to tom cruise for doing that burj khalifa stunt..........(one can only understand when one himself stands at observation desk and see around). Movie Good but not as charismatic as previous parts....watching Anil kapoor surrendered to such filthy piece of role makes real uncomfortable............ as he himself is gem of its own kind but alas!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the sub/dude said...

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