Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

By Ashley Bergner
Source: Box Office Buzz

By the time a film series has reached the fourth sequel, it can be difficult to maintain momentum and keep holding the audience’s interest. No matter how great the original idea was, it’s hard to come up with fresh material by the fourth go-around. It’s even more of a challenge to take that fourth sequel and not only turn it into the best film of the whole franchise, but to make it one of the best action movies of the year. Yet that’s exactly what “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” does.

The film has earned an impressive 93 percent on the film rating website Rotten Tomatoes, and according to the Internet Movie Database, the film has taken in $78.65 million at the U.S. box office so far.

“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” follows veteran IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team on a globe-trotting mission that takes the spies to Russia, Dubai and India as they try to track down a terrorist bent on inciting global nuclear war. When the terrorist manages to pin a bombing at the Kremlin in Moscow on Ethan and his team, the spies are “disavowed” and forced to go underground. However, they are asked to unofficially continue their mission to stop the terrorist, and at the very last second manage to stop a nuclear warhead from exploding (the film’s climax takes the phrase “close call” to a whole new level). Continue reading