Monday, 9 January 2012

Why am I Pluto? It's not even a planet anymore!

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

An interesting companion piece to Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Both eschew numbers in their titles and both waste someone from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In this case Michael Nyqvist is saddled with a horribly underwritten villain (he hates nuclear war so will start one - err ok?) with a couple of moments that suggest more (why the reveal with the mask?) but nothing is forthcoming.
That said the movie is pretty exciting. The action brisk and fun (though a slightly messy fight between Cruise and Nyqvist doesn't really work because it's hard to care).
Simon Pegg has a much extended role since the last film and makes the most of it, delivering the requisite comic relief but looking badass enough in a couple of points to pass as an IMF field agent.

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