Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and a new team of IMF agents Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), Jane Carter (Paula Patton) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) race against time to track down Swedish nuclear strategist Kurt Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist) who under the guise as “Cobalt” has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. After failing a mission in the Kremlin the President is forced to invoke Ghost Protocol, disavowing every member of the IMFunder which the IMF after the teams disastrous mission failure in Russia. Ethan and the team must now either turn themselves in or go out as rouge agents and find the man responsible and avert total global nuclear war.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol works to break it away from the other three original Mission Impossible movies while keeping that following story line which is hinted to a few times during the movie. Thing is I think a little more flash backs than and a little less narration would of worked better. Its story could have been a lot bolder, feels more of a roughly stitched together action sequences and clichés than a movie, far too much high tech gizmo’s which though are cool just take a little heart out of it for me. Loads is going on and the stunts look good the story just is what’s lacking, they should of developed the sub plots more in my opinion it would of been more interesting. Fire in a few flashbacks and cut the never ending chase scenes down, parts of it feel like chariots of fire or Forrest Gump! Tom Cruise bangs his head doing stunts which at first was funny but by the tenth time it made it feel more like you have been framed. What really annoyed me is when a race to stop nuclear war Ethan Hunt slams on the breaks in the car to avoid hitting pedestrians.. JUST DRIVE OVER THEM!! Aww to be fair it does entertain the tempo speeds along pretty fast and the production values are immense.
Why did I choose this movie? I thought with the new instalment coming out I would revisit this and give it another chance as I really was not a fan when I first saw it at the movies. Same as the first time Simon Pegg is what makes this movie, his performance just cools down any extreme over the top nonsense and brings a humour that is needed. Second time around this movie was a lot more entertaining, maybe I was more in the mood to watch it or that the excitement of a new one brought out more than the first time, what ever it was I am glad that I gave it another shot because it was a great little watch!