Thursday, 26 April 2012
MPOV: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
In Budapest to intercept a courier holding Russian nuclear launch codes, IMF agent Trevor Hanaway is killed by assassin Sabine Moreau, who is working for a person code-named "Cobalt". The other members of Hanaway's team — Jane Carter, and newly promoted field agent Benji Dunn — extract Ethan Hunt and Hunt's source Bogdan from a Moscow prison. Hunt is assigned to lead Carter and Dunn in infiltrating secret Moscow Kremlin archives to locate files identifying Cobalt, who is known to be a Russian consultant with a goal of detonating a nuclear bomb. During the mission, someone broadcasts across the IMF frequency, alerting the Russians to Hunt's team. Although Dunn and Carter escape, a bomb destroys the Kremlin, and Russian agent Sidorov arrests Hunt, suspecting him as responsible for the attack.
The IMF extracts Hunt from Moscow, the Russians have called the attack an undeclared act of war, and the US president activates "Ghost Protocol", a black operation contingency that disavows the IMF. Hunt and his team are to take the blame for the attack, but will be allowed to escape from government custody in order to track down Cobalt. Before Hunt can escape, the IMF's secretary is killed by Russian security forces led by Sidorov, leaving Hunt and intelligence analyst William Brandt to find their own way out. The team identifies Cobalt as Kurt Hendricks, a Swedish-born Russian nuclear strategist who believes the weak must die for the strong to survive, so he plans to start a nuclear war to initiate the next stage of human evolution. Hendricks bombed the Kremlin in order to acquire a Russian nuclear launch-control device; however, he now needs the activation codes from Moreau in order to launch a nuclear missile at the United States.
The above taken from Wikipedia.
I have always avoided watching any movies of Tom Cruise as I don't really fancy him and find him to over-act sometimes. Thankfully, this movie's storyline was interesting, fast-paced with good fighting scenes, keeping me intrigued with the movie more. Of course, there were some parts I find 'Ethan' to over-behave, probably Tom wanted it that way but luckily it didn't spoil the movie overall. I actually liked the ending, will not be a spoiler and spill it here ^.*
7 thumbs up out of 10