Monday, January 9, 2012

Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol - IMAX

Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol
Movie Review Monday

In Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise returns to his role as Ethan Hunt. Other stars include Paula Patton as Jane Carter, Simon Pegg (who’s simply great) as Benji Dunn, and Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, as well as Michael Nyqvist as Kurt Hendricks, the film’s primary nasty dude.  Brad Bird directs, but is also awarded the title “God Director Among Men”, for having also directed Pixar’s The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

This is the first regular blockbuster film that I’d seen in IMAX. Before the movie started, I was a bit underwhelmed by what seemed simply "a big ol' gray screen", especially considering that I’d just shelled out $15 smackers for the show. 

Once the movie started?  Woah!  Hold onto your toupé!  The action is non-stop and there’s many a scene that is just over-the-top cool. The IMAX experience is just that…an experience.  It made edgy height scenes far edgier, travelporn-like shots more spectacular, and overall just allowed a more immersive experience.

The movie’s great.  Will it win any academy awards? No. Is it one of the better, maybe even the best, action move that I’ve seen in a long time?  Hell, yeah!

In summary, MI4: Ghost Protocol is a roller coaster ride of a movie that more than fulfills its action movie aim. Definitely check it out!

★★★★
4.0/5.0

IMAX
★★★★½
4.5/5.0

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