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Generic High-budgeted action movie,
This review is from: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)Ghost Protocol: sees Ethan Hunt and the entirety of IMF (no, not the International Monetary Fund) disavowed as a set-up bombing of the Kremlin sees the U.S. framed as the perpetrator. This puts America & Russia at nuclear brinkmanship and one man, Cobalt, wants to throw a match in the tinder-box. Can the rag-tag bunch of remnants from the IMF defuse this nuclear situation?
Firstly, the best recommendation I can give you is to not over-think this one. There are huge plot holes and a lot of nonsense and you will generally find flaws with this wherever you look. But if you ignore that, we have a lot of explosions, cool-gadgets, great scenery and endless shots of Tom Cruise running. So all the components of a great MI film are here. There is even some joking finger-pointing at the series as we see one of the self-destructing phones misfire until Cruise gives it an investigatory elbow resulting in a satisfactory fizz of smoke and smiles all around. Simon Pegg (Shaun of The Dead) provides the majority of the comic relief with his geeky Benji character whilst Cruise flirts outrageously with Jane Carter (Paula Patton, no relationship to Disney's latest flop, John Carter) despite being knowingly-married.
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) plays a capable desk-jockey Brandt with historic operational issues that probably could have been avoided in the first place if Hunt had taken three minutes out his day running from explosions to let Brandt know that it didn't really happen so don't beat yourself up about it. Anyhow, you know what you are going to get from a Mission Impossible movie and this instalment doesn't let you down. Illogical, over-exaggerated but ultimately very gung-ho & entertaining and what more do you expect from an action flick?