MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL REVIEWED
“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” is the greatest spectacle in a Mission Impossible movie. Brad Bird made the jump to live-action and created something that felt like Frank Tashlin getting to make a Bond movie. But, a Bond movie where the lead actor did his own major stunts and the cast seemed to get bigger and bigger. Paula Patton finally lets a little girl power into the mix, while Jeremy Renner brings the humor. The least said about Josh Holloway’s bit role…the better.
This is also the movie that found the right mix between the CG and the physical. The gadgets at the Kremlin, the kinetic shootouts and general violence played like a massive ballet. I just wish we had the frame switch when it came to the IMAX footage. The 4K disc stays locked at scope and never tries to encompass scenes that were meant for that correct framing. I might be blanking here, but didn’t WB let The Dark Knight switch when necessary?
I also appreciate that the film uses the threat of nuclear war as the only threat. I get that the team has been disavowed, but the threat is just the magical suitcase that will blow us up. Yeah, we get a Eastern European style villain that talks about how a nuclear holocaust will save the planet. Oh well, for 2 hours and 12 minutes…it entertained the hell out of me.
- Deleted Scenes
- 2.35:1 2160p transfer
- Dolby TrueHD 7.1