Review: Cruise in total control of MI4
Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt is back to save the world. This time, Ethan (Tom Cruise) is entrusted with the task of not only saving the reputation of IMF but also defusing nuclear warheads and averting annihilation of the world.
Also starring Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist and Bollywood’s very own Anil Kapoor, Brad Bird’s ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Ghost Protocol’ is a worthy successor of Mission Impossible franchise. In MI4, Ethan goes rogue as IMF is left alone to fend for itself. In a race against time, Ethan runs away from a high security Moscow jail, assembling a team of his most trusted lieutenants and striking Moscow Kremlin while taking down Kurt Hendricks (Nyqvist), who nurses nefarious plans of world domination.
A fast paced, slick action thriller, ‘Misson Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ is what every adrenaline junkie is waiting for. Tom Cruise might have past his prime, but the actor in him is still young, who believes in delivering 100%. As Hunt, Cruise is back to the business of high octane stunts and gadget wizardry. Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg play their parts wonderfully well and in case you are looking forward to see what Anil Kapoor is up to, the Bollywood hero is millionaire playboy Brij Nath in a blink-and-miss appearance.
Tom Cruise looks refreshingly young while performing mind-blowing stunts, especially the one where he jumps from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and various other gravity-defying stunts. Brad Bird makes sure that MI4 does not go overboard with stunts alone as the film has a gripping storyline. And yes, ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ is quintessential Tom Cruise movie where the actor has a tailor-made role. MI4 gives a fresh lease of life to Mission Impossible franchise, raising hopes of millions for another scintillating spy film.
Ratings: Four cheers for this one!