Coming from the director of Ratatouille and The Incredibles, I’m not expecting much from Brad Bird who took the challenge of directing the fourth installment of the franchise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. It was actually surprisingly good and in my opinion, it’s even better than J.J Abrams works on the third movie.
In Ghost Protocol, Ethan is being rescued by Benjie and Jane from the Moscow Prison where he’s at. As a team, their mission is to discover classified documents from the “Kremlin” that lead to the “Ghost Protocol” mission when the Kremlin got bombed and the trio were blamed for it. Along the way, they met Brandt who helped them uncover something that could start a nuclear fiasco.
The most commendable thing about this film would have to be the subtle twists that Bird and his writers injected in the film. I thought the whole team reminded me of “The Losers” in a good kind of way. Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner are perfect for their roles that it would really be a good idea to see them together (again) in the future. Perhaps, this is one of the ingredients that I didn’t see in the earlier installments – the chemistry and personalities of its characters.
The film isn’t perfect at all when it comes to some of its action sequences especially the final showdown in the parking lot. It was okay-ish and almost a bit comical. The grand scene though was when Ethan climbed the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. It was just amazing! With this, Mission Impossible has found a new fan in me and I’m encouraging everyone to catch this while it’s on!
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton