The most haunting image in this film is the face of Farris after her brain has imploded: one eye half shut, the other forever casting a peripheral gaze to nowhere. I expected something more spectacular—a gory shower of brains, a tower of fire. But the disaster is all interior, as if a terrible headache had suddenly gone sour, just the night before.
The use of a maguffin works against the film, as opposed to the NOC List in M:I. Its gun-centred action set-pieces feel disconnected and fail to create any sense of consequence and danger to the overarching narrative. This should be compensated by the presence of Hunt's wife, but including her and Hunt's torture scene at the beginning robs what little gravitas the interluding majority of the film had.
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.