Saturday, March 24, 2007

Mission Impossible III

Mission Impossible III - Tom Cruise,Michelle Monaghan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maggie Q, Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers...

Thinking of any of the Mission Impossible movies conjures up images of Tom Cruise's incredible stunts and some heartpounding action. Well that remains the same in MI III but this being MI-"III", there has to be some heck of a more action than the previous MIs!And so it is in MI III… Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is enjoying a peaceful life with his lady love, a gorgeous brunette, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). Thent he phone rings! His mission this time is capture of Davian, an extremely dangerous weapons dealer and information provider (played by Philip SeymourHoffman). This time the message is delivered in a use-and-throw camera and the message ends with a typical Mission Impossible style--- "This message will self destruct in 5 seconds". Ethan Hunt's team this time is Luther Strickell (Ving Rhames), transportation expert Declan(Jonathan Rhys Meyers of Bend it Like Beckham fame) and an American Asian, Zhen(MaggieQ). Together they pull off larger than life stunts in Berlin, Rome and Shanghai. Ethan Hunt's mission also includes retrieving a mysterious thingoc alled "Rabbit's Foot".What that is, I still don't know and neither does Ethan Hunt! The action sequences in wind farms of Berlin, the scaling ofthe Vatican city walls, blowing up a long bridge somewhere in US of A with bombs and low flying fighter planes and then the jumping off a tall building in Shanghai City are part plausible and part preposterous. But then MI III is always better than MI II, if not better than MI. My rating-3 out of 5.

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