Mission: Impossible III Reviews
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Perhaps fans looking for the fun, grander spectacle may be dissapointed, as this movie takes itself down a very different path.
VERDICT: Straying from the norm means Abrams' Mission: Impossible 3 has some real heart. This is by far my favourite of the bunch.
That said, while this third entry is certainly the most engaging thus far, it still had me checking my watch before the end of the movie, so I can hardly give it a glowing review.
Originally written May 7, 2006--
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), retired from being an IMF team leader and engaged to be married to his girlfriend, Julia (Michelle Monaghan) assembles a team to face a ruthless arms and information broker intending to sell a mysterious dangerous object known as "The Rabbit's Foot".
After the disappointment of the second Mission: Impossible movie, Tom Cruise didn't want to just hand the director reins over to just anyone. But when I heard that Cruise called J.J. Abrams--offering the directorial role for the film after having binge-watched the first two seasons of Alias--I was ecstatic! Alias is one of my most favorite shows, not just because it is so action-packed, but primarily because of the well-developed characters! Abrams and Cruise are a dream pairing. This new film is so awesome! As Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly states, Mission: Impossible III is "a gratifyingly clever, booby-trapped thriller that has enough fun and imagination and dash to more than justify its existence." Two thumbs way, way up!