Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol – Movie Review
Posted by Vivek on December 16, 2011 | No Comments
Director: Brad Bird, Writers: Andre Nemic & Josh Appelbaum
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Anil Kapoor
The fourth franchise of the Mission Impossible series, continues with the same qualities of the first three, non stop and edge of the seat action, crisp pace that leaves you wanting more when it wraps up and entertaining enough to not want to take that popcorn break, but rather munch the snack as the drama unfolds on the screen.
The background score complements the action and travels the cities of Budapest, Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai as the good guys take on bad guy determined to make Hiroshima and Nagasaki appear like bumps in the master plan of earth destruction.
The global cities are shown in all its glamour and the sequence on the tallest building in the world, will have the action freaks salivating.
Among the cast, while Cruise logically enough is the center, enough screen time and character development is given to Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, who actually gets some prime time action sequences.
The length and character development of Anil Kapoor’s part leaves a lot to be desired, but this is the playground of Hollywood and not Bollywood. That being said Kapoor plays it out with all his conviction. Overall though given the tight pace and a global platform, the audience won’t find much reason to complain since the screen time is to be shared by an ensemble cast and there is limited time for that. Fortunately Mumbai is shown for what it is, the glamorous side, as opposed to the general Hollywood fascination with the elephants and snake charmers.
The fact that this is the fourth in the series, does not diminish its value as an entertaining piece which will keep the audience engaged and show some fine global sites.