Tom Cruise tortures a suspect and Ving Rhames cries out, "This isn't you, Ethan! This isn't you!" This is perhaps the filmmakers' most tacit acknowledgment that much has changed in the spy game since the last "Mission": 9/11, the Bourne series, TV's "24." And yet one must evolve with the times. Just as J.J. Abrams makes the leap from the small screen, here Ethan Hunt transforms from an army of one into a team player.
Buon action-movie di Abrams,lontano da De Palma ma molto meno cafone di quello di Woo e per questo l'ho apprezzato.La sequenza al Vaticano ristagna,ma quella a Shangai deflagra in maniera stupefacente,innalzando ritmo e tensione fino al finale,che purtroppo è incredibilmente ridicolo e stona parecchio con la linearità delle due ore precedenti.Sempre bello rivedere Seymour,di certo molto più di Tom.
It goes to show just how terrible the preceding movie was in this series that it took JJ Abrams to revive its fortunes. This is probably his best film, filled with his usual effect-heavy drivel and moments of awkward silences, but still pulls off several marvellous action scenes. Really though, it's Tom Cruise that drags this franchise back to life after phoning it in for the second one. What a guy.
Certainly the best of the first three mainly due to a story that works by humanizing the Ethan Hunt character and providing a nemesis played to perfection by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Good supporting turns by Monaghan, Russell and Crudup but truly anchored by Cruise who is at his best here. Some interesting story and editing choices by Abrams with a proloque that really grabs one by the throat.