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Posted by phduffy on 2006-05-18 15:10:19
With all the discussion of top movies lately, I thought I'd see, and review, Mission Impossible III.

The film starts with Cruise tied up and tortured, watching as Phillip Seymour Hoffman counts to 10. At which point he'll kill Tom's wife. (Who is Michelle Monaghan, from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). The film them flashes back to show how Cruise got to that point.

So we go to Tom's house and watch him bore people at his engagement party. But… just… when… he… thought… he …. Was… out… they… dragged… him… back… in…

Turns out that superstar agent Keri Russell has been captured by arms dealer Phillip Seymour Hoffman. So Cruise has to go rescue her and find out what she found out. On a side note, the Edge's blind movie reviewer reviewed this film, and he noted that Hoffman sounds like combination of Rocky Balboa and someone else. I don't remember who else, but yeah, he kind of sounds like Rocky.

The film is directed by JJ Abrams, the creator of Lost and Alias and a bunch of other stuff. And if you've seen Alias you'll probably predict what's going on. Hell, if you've seen Minority Report you'll probably figure out what's going on.

Again, the movie is solid, the special effects are fun, Ving Rhames and Lawrence Fishburne are good, and I don't have a hatred of Tom Cruise, so the movie was fine. They used some Mission Impossible stuff… such as masks, and unlike in MI II, the use of masks was not completely ridiculous, so that's nice. And they have a foxy asian drive a lambourghini.

Of course, they also have the entire IMF (Impossible Mission Force) having their communications because someone holds onto the button on the walkie after talking, so no one else can use that frequency. Some of the oversights and technology didn't make much sense, but what the hell, it's a movie.