|L-R: Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol|
Very few movies in the history manage to generate
enough curiosity, money as well as material to make survive to make a fourth
installment. And even though I personally did not love Mission Impossible 3,
the fact that they can come back with a movie with an older Mr Cruise and still
hold my interest for the time I am in my seat should be applauded. I still give
most of the credit to the thrilling and iconic theme from Mission: Impossible
by Lalo Schifrin which still gives me goose bumps when teamed with the right
What the story of this particular MI movie is… well
is something quite pointless. No one cares. All you need to know is that some
jackass is going to destroy the world and it is upto Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and
his team to save the day. And they do it in style.
One this things that this movie boasts of is a great
ensemble cast. Except for Anil Kapoor who is seen doing a hybrid of Lakhan from
Ram-Lakhan and Vikrant from Taal. His character is utterly pointless for him to
have wasted his time on it. Anyway moving to the rest, Cruise is supported by
Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, an IMF technical field agent, Jeremy Renner as
William Brandt and Paula Patton as Jane Carter. While Ms Patton is both grim
and sexy, something essential for women in action movies, it is the combined
powers of Pegg and Renner which take this installment from being just action to
being fun action. Renner who was earlier seen in last year’s The Hurt Locker,
does some breezy comic stuff here with brilliant timing. Pegg on the other hand
who is known for his comedy skills is joker in the pack and provides constant
light moments. Mr Cruise on the other hand mostly concentrates on doing some
death defying stunts. And he does not disappoint. Its not him climbing the
world’s tallest building that is exciting to watch, but him rushing down it.
Clearly one of the best scenes of the movie.
This movie could have turned better only with one
change. The removal of the god awful background music that starts as soon as
the team reaches Mumbai. I was just thankful to see the people eating real food
instead of live snakes though (remember Indiana Jones?).
The movie is definitely worth a watch in the
theatre. The only way this movie would have been better for me was if Nolan
released the prologue of The Dark Knight Rises in India to be played before it.
Labels: Action, English, Good