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I hate to say “I told you so”, but, THIS.
I don’t know who called who, but I like to thing it was Tom Cruise who called up Brad Bird and say “Hey, wanna direct the next Mission: Impossible movie?” It’s not unlikely. Tom Cruise is credited as the sole producer on the movie and the man does have an eye for talent. In any case bringing Bird into the folds was a brilliant move and just what this series needed.
Yes, Ghost Protocol is the very best action movie this year. Yes, it’s been a while since Tom Cruise has been this good. Yes, this is a TEAM movie, as opposed to the Tom Cruise show we’ve been accustomed to in this series. Every member of the team is crucial to the story. Yes yes yes!
Goddamn this is a fun movie! Relentless in it’s pace, epic in it’s stakes, energetic and confident in it’s direction, this is popcorn movie perfection. Is it layered and subtle and filled with psychological resonance? No it is not. This is not that movie. It aims only to thrill you and it never ever fails at that. Every single action beat works. Here is a movie that completely humiliates Michael Bay and his absolute lack of understanding of how to build an action scene comprehensively. Bird, in his first foray into live action, out does Bay at every turn, offering - in absolutely glorious IMAX no less - heaps upon heaps of pure cinematic badassness.
I don’t want to give you a synopsis, it’s a Mission: Impossible movie, that’s what you need to know. If you like that sort of thing there is no way you won’t absolutely love this.
I cannot WAIT to see this again!