Movie: Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible:  Ghost Protocol is the fourth installment in the Mission Impossible series starring Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt), Jeremy Renner (William Brandt), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Paula Patton (Jane Carter),  Michael Nyqvist (Kurt Hendricks), Lea Seydoux (Sabine Moreau) and Josh Holloway (Trevor Hanaway).

Here's the synopsis as taken from the IMDB website.

"The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name."

Honestly, I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise but Patrick's got a man-crush on him that's why we watched this movie.  However, we have watched, repeatedly too,  all the earlier Mission Impossible movies and I think this is the best of the bunch.

Of course, in any Mission Impossible movie, you can expect awesome action scenes and eye-popping special effects.  There are also a bunch of high-tech gadgets to rival those of James Bond :)  With all this in mind, Ghost Protocol doesn't disappoint.  As I write this, I keep hearing Dora the Explorer saying "What's your favorite part of the trip?" hahaha and for me, for this movie, I enjoyed watching Tom Cruise climbing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.  It's just astounding climbing the tallest building in the world with just gloves (yeah, yeah of course he's got cables, he's not crazy!) but he didn't have stunt doubles for the scene so that's a definite plus! :)

Oh and there's a scene in the Kremlin with Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise and a really cool "gadget" for lack of a better word.  It's like creating a mirage with mirrors hehehe For those who have seen the movie, you probably know what I'm talking about, right? ;)

The script, too is great.  It's got a lot of humor without sounding too forced.  I guess you can say that Simon Pegg is the comic relief here but he pulls it off well.  :)

Before, I forget, there's also that scene with the multi-level parking garage in India that's really something else! :)

Ghost Protocol really went and delivered what we all want in a good movie - a good enough plot, great locations, hard and fast action scenes (not the kind that everything's a blur - I hate those!), and just the right amount of tension to keep you gripping the arm rests and making you tense in your seat :) I really enjoyed this movie! :D

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