Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Movie Review: Mission Impossible III

The new Mission Impossible III is exactly what it should be ... fast, furious, action-packed, tense, violent, incredible special effects, and totally unbelievable! Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has to battle an evil criminal (the brilliant John Seymour Hoffman) while keeping his identity hidden to save his wife (Keri Russell). This time, even his own organisation is after him! Of course, you know that, against all odds, he succeeds... but the excitement is in the journey and how he does. This is most definitely the best Mission Impossible movie so far. The action and suspense don't let up for a minute. The violence is a little gruelling and nasty at times and the movie is darker than previous episodes. But if you are a Mission Impossible fan you won't want to miss this one. My Rating: **** (out of 5) Positive Review 'Yes, it's fundamentally business as usual, but it's the best kind of business as usual, and it finds everyone working in top form. Abrams imports and enlarges "Alias'" smooth, stylish, yet remarkably visceral approach to action, and the actors pack a satisfying amount of drama into the moments between action scenes.' - Keith Phipps/The Onion (A.V. Club) Negative Review 'Aside from a single jazzy image of Hunt taking a nosedive off a Shanghai skyscraper, Abrams' movie is too oppressive, too enamored of its brutality to deliver anything like real thrills; its deeply unpleasant tone nearly makes you long even for Woo's cartoon absurdities.' - Rob Nelson/Dallas Observer Content Warning Intense sequences of frenetic violence & menace, disturbing images & some sensuality

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