Review: Mission: Impossible III

“Mission: Impossible III”
Run time: 2:06

As Larry King would say “Summer blockbuster season, hello.” The maiden MI was good. MI:2 was ok. MI:3 is the best, and just plain kicks you in the pants. Tom Cruise saves the world (I’m not even going to make the obligatory joke). For all the negative press he seems to deserve sometimes gets, Tom Cruise is a bonafide action star, and this movie is full of his risk-taking stunts and terrorist arse kicking.

It’s a brilliant directorial debut for J.J. Abrams of “Lost” and “Alias” fame and he knows his action and plot twists, but let’s not forget he did “Felicity” and “What About Brian” so his frosted side has us concerned for the chartacters, too. For those “Felicity” fans out there, you’ll notice two alums from the show in MI:3. Did I mention Abrams wrote “Regarding Henry”, “Forvever Young”, and “Gone Fishin'” too? I had no idea, either, but when you search IMDB…sorry, I digress. Back to the review:

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the villian with steely resolve, Laurence Fishburne is the hard nosed IMF director, Billy Crudup (Sans beard and electric guitar) is Cruise’s boss, Ving Rhames is the computer guy, Felicity herself is in it, the guy that played Elvis on the CBS movie flies a chopper and Shaun from “Shaun of the Dead” does something in a computer lab.

You know you’re going to see it. You know you’re going to like Cruise. You know you’re going to eat popcorn and enjoy the 2 hour thrill ride that is a J.J. Abrams movie….if you throw out the other ones I mentioned earlier.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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