Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Tom Cruise – is one name that brings out the true image of an action hero in our minds. And Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol? Well … it’s one movie that completes that action hero image with the most amazing action scenes filmed on Tom Cruise.
So you all probably have an idea of what you will be expecting to read here today. That’s right! Director Brad Bird’s live-action directorial debut Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol starring none other than … *drumrolls please* … the almighty action hero, Tom Cruise himself.
Alright, I might be adding a little too much sugar in this cookie but believe me you would do the same (if not more) when you watch the latest adventure of Ethan Hunt’s newest assignment, a seemingly impossible mission from the start, Ghost Protocol.
Ethan, portrayed by Tom Cruise, finds himself trapped in a situation where he needs to prove that he is not a traitor but is a devoted and an altruistic agent. So when the IMF shuts down, he, along with his new team – Benji (Simon Pegg), Carter (Paula Patton) and Brandt (Jeremy Renner), go out to stop a nuclear terror threat and clear his organization’s name.
On the joy ride of finding the potential terrorist and accomplishing this “impossible” mission, they all get a little taste of Dubai’s sand and India’s hospitality on the way. Speaking of Dubai, the world’s tallest artificial structure – the Burj Khalifa, is probably the first thing that comes to our mind. C’mon now, I know all of you know this already so just to satisfy the ego of my job description, I shall reiterate that the biggest highlight of the movie is the scene where … *spoiler alert* … Tom Cruise jumps off the 130th floor of the Burj Khalifa and tries his best to bring out the hidden Spiderman in him as he crawls his way up to the 141st floor of the building … get this … wearing special rubber gloves! At least that’s what those gloves seemed like, but it doesn’t really matter, the biggest focus was on Cruise as Spiderman wannabee so it really doesn’t matter. The focus is the fact that this is not trick photography, Tom Cruise is actually doing these stunts outside the Burq Khalifa on the 130th floor!
Oh wait. That was not the spoiler, was it? All right the scene on the Burq Khalifa which lasts about 10 minutes will make every penny you spent on this movie ticket worth it. I would also say the the few chase scenes in a sand storm were not ordinary either. I mean being so close to the North Pole where the only storms we in Canada are snowstorms, watching a chase in a sand storm was a definite change of mood from our usual winter wonderland.
About the special IMF agents? Actress Paula Patton (Agent Carter) did a great job as a perfect the wild cat (a combination of sassy and classy); Simon Pegg (Benji) also proved his worth by being the most entertaining geek. Jeremy Renner (Agent Brandt) was also not left behind and did a tremendous job portraying a secretive yet faithful partner in the mission. But the cherry on this sweet yummy cake of a movie was, hands down, Tom Cruise! His acting, his looks, his moves, his grooves … killer! I know I will have a lot of explanation to do to my boyfriend for saying this but I still have to say this: I liked Tom Cruise just a little before but after this Mission Impossible, I fell in love with him and boy, that mission is indeed: impossible!
But you should not miss out on the latest Mission Impossible. Make it your holiday mission to go watch the Ghost Protocol Mission Impossible 4. I’ll give it four out of five star rating as a movie not to be missed.