Monday, October 28, 2013

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL - a slick action thriller

Got this one out of the way.

Same old same old with a couple of variations in the formula.  Cruise and Paramount hired Pixar animation director Brad Bird who was able to stick some humor into this series.  The film is still pretty darn shallow even for a lightweight entertainment.

The humor in this film comes from the failure of the high tech gadgets when the team needs them the most which is probably the main contribution of Brad Bird.  However I have to assume that Paramount and the producer kept a tight lease on Bird because the film is still essentially the same as the previous three films.

A very watchable time killer although I couldn't remember most of it and really didn't care.

Mission:  Impossible - Ghost Protocol is over two hours which is way to long for this kind of film.

132 minutes.

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