I'm watching the Brian De Palma 1996 film as I type and its great.
Really thrilling, without resorting to gratuitous action even though the film does come to that and thats a nice change of pace too. I love the cinematography and the soundtrack which evokes the 60s telly series. Plus Cruise is less cheesy in this than what he becomes later.
Its a great cast, a great mission in Langley, a fun last scene on the aeroplane
Suspense, thrills, excitement and Jean Reno.
What more could you want?
A solid 4/5 for me.
Seriously what happened.
Less of a film, more of a Tom Cruise' summer catalogue (swishy slo-mo hair included).
This remains one of the very few films that I haven't seen till the end. In fact, it's pretty much this and Cathy's Curse.The love interest is awful and where is the team and suspense??? It was an American James Bond and I dont want that.
The best thing about it was the limp bizkit theme. And that speaks volumes....
Perhaps Im harsh. The last 30 mins might be awesome.
?/5 (but its probably a 1.5/5)
More of an action sequel like the second but at least there is team based action and Phillip Seymour Hoffman is terrific as the villain. There is a mission to do and you get to see their mask machine which is kinda cool. The gadgets and disguises are great. Not a lot of suspense but it is still leaps and bounds better then the second.
It does seem to be the Tom Cruise with others show, it would be nice to have a true ensemble cast.
I haven't seen Ghost Protocol so cant really comment, but I like that every entry feels different. Although I do miss the thriller aspects of the first. A film can be exciting without explosions!
So what are your thoughts on them?