Posted on 12/23/11 10:47 PM
Well Brad Bird got his shot at live action and he did not disappoint. But he was not ready for the emotional content he tried to present in the short time to bring this movie to the screen. Animated films have a great deal of post time to fix emotional content. And watch for errors. Live action is just not that way.
Tom Cruise allowed himself to be directed. And it was obvious that characters or actors were allowed to create a good amount of their own emotions. There is a long scene that makes no sense at all. A fake emotional and overly long dialog scene to create human feelings in the story. Not necessary and mostly a waste. And it's not the sex with the hot IMF agent. The villain is not well created but I really did not go for the bad guy.
It's a good time and funny. The IMAX is not necessary but it is not entirely a waste of time.
But I did expect more from Brad Bird and the screenwriter from the Usual Suspects.
"Blue is glue and Red is dead." -'Scotty' helping Tom Cruise.