Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - IMAX
Only about a half an hour of footage shot with an IMAX camera made it into the final cut of the film. But in the end it doesn’t matter because Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol absolutely ruled.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a fan of the second and third installments of the Mission Impossible franchise. But when I heard director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) was involved in this fourth go-around, I thought there might be a chance it wouldn’t suck. I am ecstatic to say that it didn’t.
Tom Cruise reprises his role of Ethan Hunt, who is currently imprisoned in Budapest. Not to worry, two other agents are breaking him out and together they will accept a mission from IMF to Russia where they must break into the Kremlin. But that mission is compromised and IMF is held responsible for a crime they did not commit; thus forcing Hunt and his team to embark on their own and stop the men responsible before they strike again.
I was lucky enough to catch this movie in the highly sought after IMAX dimension. From the sixth row center the first shot grabbed me with brute force as I found myself grinning like an idiot not ten minutes in.
Ghost Protocol was not only action-packed to the hilt, it was beautifully shot and down right hilarious. The cast had wonderful chemistry (especially Renner and Pegg) and the cinematography (taken from several locations around the globe) was brilliant. I was worried a certain scene involving a skyscraper was going to give me an anxiety attack – its overall effect is something you’ll have to experience for yourself!
The dialogue leaves something to be desired, but the performances and the beauty of the film make up the difference. Definitely one I would recommend for the whole family and absolutely one that deservers to be seen on the big screen.
If you are in Austin check out the film on IMAX at the Bob Bullock Museum Theater. Tickets are available here.