Friday, May 05, 2006

Mission Impossible 3


So today was the day MI:3 came out, and being a fan of the series I went to see it, and I wasn't disappointed. MI:3 is a movie which moves along at the beginning, and doesn't stop till the end. If anything Hollywood is good at it is this. The spectacle. The effects, the stunts, and the sheer non-stop action. Yeah, but is it good? If anything is true it is that story is king. You want to believe in the characters and you want the story to take you to far off places where you've never been, and MI:3 does that. Cruise puts his stamp on it as producer along with Paula Wagner. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams the creator of two TV series "Lost" and "Alias". Abrams does a great job at weaving the action and the story together, and making us care about the characters. In MI:3 the characters are no longer one-dimensional. Their is a story here, and the heart of this story is that it's a love story. It is said that Cruise wanted Abrams to humanize the series, and inject new life into the franchise. With Abrams he has. Some of the effects in one scene looked a bit rushed or cheesy, but make no mistake it does not distract from the film.

MI:3 has it's share of heart pounding scenes, and some pretty intimate scenes where we get a glimpse of what makes the character tick. Sure their are the requisite stunts, and special effects, and gadgets, but that's Mission Impossibles MO. The TV series relied on it and so do the movies.

Only Hollywood can deliver this kind of movie, and for all intense of purpose it's what it does best. MI:3 is a fun ride, and a well crafted piece of film, and I dare you not to get goose bumps when you first hear the theme song. Let's just hope that this injection of new blood is a sign of where Paramount wants to take the series, and that it doesn't de-volve into a satire like some of the James Bond films did.

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