Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Written by: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, based on the television series created by Bruce Gellar
Starring: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q, Laurence Fishburne, Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Kerri Russell, Bahar Soomekh
Okay, well, I finished watching this last night (another sequel!), and was relatively entertained. I managed to keep awake this time, which is always good.
In this movie, Tom Cruise is called out of retirement to steal something and give it to Philip Hoffman so he can save his wife. Or rather, his character is.
Not that that really means anything, I mean to say, Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise, no matter how you look at him. He's a fairly good actor, although in this he had those disgustingly moist eyes and reminded me nauseatingly of Matthew Fox on Lost.
This whole fucking movie reminded me of an episode of Lost. It looked like it could have been made for television. I'm sure it probably looks like Alias, too, but I've never really watched Alias - I can't stand Jennifer Garner (I can't stand Matthew Fox anymore, either - I started watching that show because it had Dom Monaghan on it but seeing as he's now dead, it's probably safe to stop).
And Philip Hoffman bothers me a little bit, but that's on the most intangible psychological level which I won't get into right now.
Anyway, despite the fact that it looked like Lost and Phil makes my skin crawl, it's actually probably the best of the Mission: Impossible movies (it was called "the most impossible mission yet", a sentence which I believe is grammatically questionable).
It didn't seem all that impossible to me, but it was more... frenetic. There was so much crap jammed in there, that I was rarely bored. It had more of what people sometimes call 'fun'. And it had Simon Pegg in it! I love him! He's my hero!
Yes, he looks bizarre without Nick Frost there with him, kind of like one conjoined twin without the other, but he still made me happy, if only temporarily.
Yep. That was the highlight of the movie, I must say. Although that really famous shot with the thing exploding and Tom flying around like a... I dunno... thing, what pretty cool.
I don't know. It had a good cast. Even counting Tom Cruise. Even though he makes me want to puke. He's so short, and not in a good way. I like short people - I'm not especially tall myself - just not angry short men.