Caught a multi-media IMAX screening of this last night and goddamn is it a blast. I normally cannot stand Tom Cruise, but Jeremy Renner made it worth me taking a chance with this and I'm glad I did. It's the epitome of high-octane entertainment. Pixar's Brad Bird makes a terrific jump to live action direction and this is sure to revive the M:I series in quick fashion.
Definitely worth seeing on in IMAX. There are some amazing shots.
Terrific action movie. That scene on the Dubai Tower is already iconic.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
As I may have said elsewhere, Ghost Protocol was so good that I rented M:I III thinking I had misjudged it based on the trailer. I had not, sadly.
I really liked that they focused on the espionage elements in this over the action elements so overly prevalent in III. I didn't really like the opening credits because I felt they gave away too much of the movie.
Finally, if all Pixar directors are as good at transitioning to live action as Brad Bird was*, my expectations of John Carter just went up immensely. Maybe coming from an animation background he's much more aware of the sound design or something because every time Ethan hit something after a jump I winced at the impact.
*I'm sure that's not the case, but am trying to be optimistic.
"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark
Originally posted by John OrquiolaI hated Mission: Impossible III so much that I had no intention of seeing Ghost Protocol
Originally posted by Mike ZeidlerAs I may have said elsewhere, Ghost Protocol was so good that I rented M:I III thinking I had misjudged it based on the trailer. I had not, sadly.
I never saw M:I III because it came out during the whole "Tom Cruise is a crazy Scientologist gone nuts"-phase and I couldn't watch him in a movie during that time, but I wanted to see Ghost Protocol so I Netflix'd III and I actually really liked it.
I just got back from Ghost Protocol and naturally, I loved it. I still think the first one is the best of the bunch, but with Pegg and Renner I really dug this one. (I really thought Ving Rhames was going to be part of the crew when they went to India, though, so that he wasn't was kind of a bummer.)
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
a few years ago, Vince Vaughn took four comedians on a bus tour, doing 30 shows in 30 days. Along for the ride was Justin Long from LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and Peter Billingsley who looks absolutely nothing like he did when he starred in A CHRISTMAS STORY....