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Movie Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

A true to itself blockbuster that’s worth the ticket and a bucket of popcorn.

Tom Cruise is back with another mission, but this time the stakes have gone much higher. The IMF gets implicated in a bombing plot and gets shutdown. The Defense Secretary initiates Ghost Protocol, and its up to Ethan and his new crew to clear the organization’s name on their own.

With an easy to follow story, thrilling action sequences and a sense of humor, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol works. Tom brings his game on – you can call him crazy but he definitely knows how to carry a movie. The rest of the cast didn’t disappoint too even though they don’t have much to work with. Simon Pegg provided the laughs, Paula Patton is believably kick ass, and Jeremy Renner proved to be an ambiguous ally. The villains here are not just sinister but also smart, which makes the mission much more interesting.

Like most action blockbuster’s though, there’s not much depth and reality here. The characters aren’t compelling enough to connect with the audience and the movie gets more implausible by the minute.

Overall, the whole movie is a thrill ride all in good fun. The movie manages to set up and pull off all this crazy sequences, and you’re guaranteed to get swept away that when Tom climbs up on one of the tallest building in the world with sticky gloves, you can’t look down.

My Rating: 8/10

Movie Poster by Matt Owen

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