Mission: Impossible III Reviews
Plus props to Philip Seymour Hoffman for being able to turn an overall generic stock spy movie bad guy and instill an intimidating and unsettling presence. What a great actor!!
I wouldn't say this was awesome but it wasn't boring either.
Basically the adult edge is a winner but its still nothing too special and nothing we haven't seen before in many other spy films (I'm trying not to mention [i]Bond[/i] again) but its good to see the team aspect back in and 'Hunt' (Cruise) not being the main focus (even though he is really). One issue that I don't like about all these M.I. films is the fact that 'Mr Hunt' seems virtually impervious to any kind of damage from anything haha I realise the films are non realistic spy fluff but there does come a point where you gotta think certain things would kill the guy.
Surprisingly good film from Mr Abrams and also surprising Mr Cruise didn't continue with another ego creaming bonanza this time, well not too much, he must of got the message from number two. Yes Mr Cruise...your face isn't a religious icon for the world, get over yourself.
This picks up with Ethan Hunt finally being able to have somewhat of a normal life. Then he is quickly plunged into a cat and mouse game that leaves him fighting harder than ever before. He becomes less of a spy and more of a blockade by the end, due to the fact that his will to protect his wife from harm is unbelievable. When pitted against the criminal mastermind Phillip Seymour Hoffman, he is constantly tested and thrown into "impossible" situations. Tom Cruise continues to play this character in such a perfect and memorable way, it's hard to see why it's not more recognized.
J.J. Abrams directs action in one of the best ways possible. It looks unbelievably realistic, but he's almost able to get away with more than most due to his free-flowing camera techniques and fluorescent color palette. There is so much time put into the characters and story that these unreal moments appear to be completely warranted. Not many people could get away with scenes like a self-shocking or grenade launcher bridge sequence, but this does with ease.
I think most people would agree that this is just a ridiculously cool movie that brings the best parts of the first two movies together into one extravaganza. This is certainly more of a spy thriller and in the same vein as the first, but manages to bring more action to the table than you might expect. It's one beautiful looking movie that is just as fun as anything close to it in the genre.