At first, let me clarify that I'm a huge fan of Tom Cruise, so if anyone thinks that I've overrated then guilty as charged. If I come to expectations then it will be a total loss of words cause since the news has spread that MISSION IMPOSSIBLE will have it's 4th part, the whole world waited for its teaser or trailer and when it released the movie was hugely expected by many corners of world.
If any of my review readers have watched M: I 4, then they have surely realized that this one's the best Action Thriller of recent times. Mission Impossible Legacy has gone through many experts. Brian De Palma started this high-tech thriller series. John Woo modified the 1st part and instead of using much technology, he concentrated on the thrill part & story. Mission: Impossible III is called as the best of the trilogy as it was triple intense, triple advanced and triple mayhem.
Now, come to Mission : Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol. The term "Ghost Protocol" is used brilliantly and "why" will be answered the moment you watch the movie. It's a challenge that this one's so intense that the viewer's mind can't be distracted while watching the movie. And as the story unfolds, we see new situations, new thrills and action sequences. The sequences are so awesome this time that one can't forget them. Some are -
1. The collision of KREMLIN, Russia
2. Ethan's sky-scraping scene
3. The chase in sandstorm
4. The Climax
The story in short is The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin and suspects reveal that Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team Jane ( Paula Patton) and Benji (Simon Pegg) are behind this. To save their organization's name Ethan, Jane, Benji and Brandt (Jeremy Renner) setup on a mission to find the mastermind behind this who is Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist). No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.
Brad Bird is one of the finest directors of this time but his experiments were only animated (Though hugely successful). THE IRON GIANT, RATATOUILLE & THE INCREDIBLES - three of them are hugely appreciated all over. His debut as a real-life movie that also the saga of Mission Impossible was immensely tough for anyone. But we can see that he is outstandingly talented as a director and he can handle any kind of movie and very well he does. This Oscar-winner animator has given us the best of him this time. Michael Giacchino, The Oscar-winner yet again gives some nice scores with a great use of M:I theme. Robert Elswit, another Oscar-winner in the crew, the cinematographer was excellent in shooting Russia, Dubai & India and every scene was fantastically shot. His work should be listed as one of the best contributions to the movie. Special Effects by Hamish Bennett, James Bomalick etc. are awesome, just awesome.
Tom Cruise is a blockbuster powerhouse himself. His smartness, his acting, his heroism, his intelligence and ability to do deadly stunts ---- from 'A' to 'Z', it's a Tom Cruise flick. At the last scene when we see Ethan's wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan) staring at him & Ethan also doing the same, the moment should be called the most beautiful moment in M:I history. From Action to expression, Intelligence to charm - Tom Cruise proves that no one in Hollywood could have done ETHAN HUNT better than him.
Paula Patton as Jane was very down to her role. She did awesome as a IMF agent irrespective of being a woman. Simon Pegg was the real entertainer. Special credits to Jeremy Renner as Brandt. A commendable job by him raised the beauty of the movie. Michael Nyqvist as Hendricks was seen sometimes but that was also a joy to watch. Anil Kapoor, the 'tharki' Indian was a funny fare. Josh Holloway in an extra short role of Agent Hanaway was fine.
Finally, 'Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost protocol' to me is one of the many proofs of why I love Tom Cruise so much? Not only is he the most beautiful hunk but also he is gifted with every quality that a hero requires. Powerful performances by lead actors and eye-popping visual effects make M:I 4 a must watch this season. It can heat your blood this winter if you're a die hard action-movie fan. Most of all, it's a must must must watch for Tom Cruise fans.
As a conclusion Mission: Impossible 4 - Ghost protocol is a super action flick with eye-popping special effects and a terrific storyline which the movie abides by start to end. There was not a single scope of a dull moment and viewers didn't have a single second to divert their minds elsewhere. One of my friends said that "Bollywood is advancing its standard to Hollywood in technique used in movies and RA. One proves it". He got a reply from me "That's a very long way ahead, lad"(and M:I 4 proves it).