WalterBlum's Rating of Mission: Impossible

Walter's Review of Mission: Impossible

5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible(1996)

Aw man, Mission Impossible, probably one of Tom Cruise's most memorable movie. I always remembered my friends talking about Mission Impossible, and saying how awesome it was, and I've never seen them in my life before. I didn't see all the Mission Impossible's until many years later, once Ghost Protocol came out. I wanted to see the new entry of the franchise, but I knew I had to watch the previous entries first. So my mission, which I chose to accept, was to watch all the films in less than 24 hours before I saw the new entry, so I did the impossible. Now, back to my review. As the film begins, you feel as if the movie was made in the early 1990s or late 1980s, the tone of the film is dark, and of course, Hollywood makes something happen in a movie that would never happen in the tv show. Ok, let me explain the whole Hollywood thing, (ok I never watched the tv series just so you are aware) I've watched many tv shows that eventually turn into movies, and they usually have the Hollywood drama where the story is a little too dramatic. Now, in the beginning of the film, you see Ethan Hunt's (Tom Cruise) team get killed while they are on a mission, like the very first 15 minutes. You've only watched the movie for that long, and four people died already, that was a little too quick, for me anyway. Now, Tom Cruise is the only man left in his team, alive that is. Now, he has to assemble a new team to clear his name, for he Ethan Hunt is blamed. Now, the film keeps you right on the edge of your seat. The scene where Cruise lowers himself into that one room where he cannot make a loud sound or touch the floor is one of the best scenes ever filmed in the history of film making. There are other memorable scenes in this movie, there were nice special effects for its time, plus the music is memorable. Mission Impossible is a good movie, but it deserved a little more attention. This is a pretty short film I'm reviewing right here, I just wished it was longer. There are some scenes in the movie that can be ridiculous, but over the top, it's a good film. Cruise plays an excellent role as Ethan Hunt, and will probably be the best Ethan Hunt besides the original actor from the tv show. I give Mission Impossible 3 out of 4 stars, my final TOMATOEMETER rating is 75%.