February 2012

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Presented By:
Paramount Pictures

Run Time 133.0

The gang is back together, and they are on a trip around the world. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is a wild ride that takes the viewer on a trip to Moscow, Dubai, and India – and that’s just the beginning. As we join Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), he is breaking out of a prison in Moscow. Soon Hunt and his team happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and are blamed for blowing up the Kremlin. Of course, Cruise and his partners in crime, the gorgeous Paula Patton and the always-entertaining Jeremy Renner, must prove their innocence and restore their good name as they save the world from a maniac with a penchant for nuclear destruction.

The scenes filmed at the world famous Burj Khalifa hotel in Dubai are by far the most stunning, which is saying something with this film. Without giving too much away, my understanding is that Tom Cruise did his own stunts on the world’s tallest building. Quite a feat, if I do say so myself. The pace of this film will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat. Be sure you bring along plenty of popcorn for this one. This movie is truly a fun ride. As an added bonus, you don’t need to have seen the previous three entries to the M.I. series to enjoy the newest— it more than stands on its own.

Reviewed by FIDM Library Staff Member Monika Earle