Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
First screened in December 2011 / Most recently screened in February 2019
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist, Léa Seydoux, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Tom Wilkinson, Josh Holloway, Miraj Grbic, Anil Kapoor, Ivan Shvedoff, Pavel Kris. Screenplay: Josh Applebaum and André Nemec.

Twitter Capsule: (2011) The Passion of Tom Cruise. Even iffy jailbreak intro is OK. After? Humdingers aplenty. Bliss.

Second Capsule: (2019) Slick, twisty, well-constructed action with a welcome sense of humor. Last third dips a bit.

VOR:   I mean, I guess the Annals of Cinema wouldn't feel incomplete without it, but I wish more filmmakers working in this genre would emulate its example.

Photo © 2011 Paramount Pictures/Bad Robot

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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