Impossible Mission Gets Impossible-r
The oddly punctuated Mission: Impossible movie franchise is back with its new iteration of even stranger punctuation Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Yes, the lovable, crazy actor Tom Cruise is back for another mission that can’t be impossible, otherwise the dramatic tension in the film would be too anticlimactic for U.S. audiences. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, it is action packed, full of explosions, contains a great deal of sexual tension between the characters, and when analyzed thoroughly, many of the situations do not make any logical sense whatsoever.
As far as the plot goes, there’s a team of good agents, and then bad guys — it’s rather simple until an evil professor comes into the mix who wants to destroy the world with nuclear weapons to create peace on Earth. I wish I was joking, but since he’s a crazy villain, there’s no need to make sure the plot is sound — come up with any cockamamie, silly, or unfathomably unrealistic plot and make it the idea of a crazy character and everything is back to being okay. The plot is then stretched out with a series of intense scenes where people die, or nearly die, in such locations as Earth’s tallest building, a sandstorm, a prison, and the Russian Kremlin.