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Mission Impossible III (Two-Disc Collector's

Action & Adventure movie directed by J.J. Abrams

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Good Movie When Everthing Comes Together

  • Dec 18, 2006
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Mission Impossible is now on the long list of films based off a show or a book much like the Bourne Identity, James bond and so on. There're are two types of fans that go see films like this, those who started watching the films and don't care and don't know anything about the original books or show and those that do and are completely loyal. In no way do I show disrespect to the people that loved the show or books because there have been plenty of films that had a great show and it completely disappoints me.

My review is mainly for anyone that has seen the first two films or is just looking for a good movie to watch on movie night. I started watching Mission Impossible from the first film and the third installment is much different than the first two films. One big change is that Ethan is married right from the get go and already the film has a much more mature main character who is now living on the safe side. The other big change is that Ethan is no longer an agent is now an agent trainer. The story builds up when Ethan is asked to do a mission to rescue one of the agents he trained, she has been captured by the films villain Owen Davian played by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Ethan accepts but of course he has to make something up because his wife knows nothing about what Ethan really does. Then after the cool scenes of gunplay and new gadgets the heat is on and so is the search for Davian. Ethan really has no choice but to go after Davian himself. When all the elements in Mission Impossible come together it becomes one of the best films I've seen over the summer. A major action change was made because unlike M.I.2 Ethan does only one hand-to-hand fight scene and it isn't much because it's against Davian. One big problem I had was the addition of his wife, which does add more to the story, but for the most part she was annoying. Of course Davian found out about Hunt's wife and used her to get Ethan to steal something called a Rabbit's Foot.

I also would have loved to see some more fight scenes, in the last film the movie depended on those great fight scenes and this one steers clear of it period which wasn't needed. The action was amazing from the shootout on the bridge which was mind blowing to the crazy and unbelievable jump from one skyscraper to another in Shanghai to recover the Rabbit's Foot. I wouldn't say that the action was severely limited, if anything just a little and to be honest it had an almost perfect amount of action to keep the viewer interested in the movie. Though Tom Cruise was going crazy around this time I don't think it affected his performance, maybe his fans are ticked but I like this movie a lot. The acting was ok; nothing amazing but good enough to hold the movie up and overall Mission Impossible 3 is definitely a movie worth seeing.

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September 24, 2010
I have to say I never finished watching the first one (only saw bits and pieces)....I didn't like the 2nd film and I thought this was better than the first sequel. Nice review, Keith!
 
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review by . September 24, 2010
The Tom Cruise vehicle that has been the "Mission Impossible trilogy" (based on the classic television series) has for the most part been an uneven (often lackluster) film experience. `Mission: Impossible' released in 1996 directed by Brian De Pama had some action scenes that have since its release been parodied countless times, but its script lacked serious focus; often M:I becoming unnecessarily confusing for an inattentive audience member (or even an attentive viewer). Then John …
review by . March 12, 2010
The Tom Cruise vehicle that has been the "Mission Impossible trilogy" (based on the classic television series) has for the most part been an uneven (often lackluster) film experience. `Mission: Impossible' released in 1996 directed by Brian De Pama had some action scenes that have since its release been parodied countless times, but its script lacked serious focus; often M:I becoming unnecessarily confusing for an inattentive audience member (or even an attentive viewer). Then John Woo gave it a …
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At the time of its release,Mission: Impossible III's box office was plagued by the publicity backlash against couch-jumping star Tom Cruise. It's too bad, because this third installment of the spy thriller franchise deserved a better reception than it got. First-time feature director J.J. Abrams (bigwig TV director/producer ofLost,Alias, &Felicity) proves more than able-bodied in creating aMission: Impossiblethat's leaner and less over-stylized than John Woo's sequel and less confusing than Brian De Palma's original. Plot is still a throwaway here (Cruise's Ethan Hunt rescues his kidnapped former trainee and works to steal a device that... well, we don't really know what it does, but it's something about mass destruction that costs $850 million), but the action sequences, particularly one where Ethan faces down a helicopter on a bridge and gets flung hard against the side of a car, are particularly impressive since Cruise, at 44, is still doing most of his own stunts and shows no hint of the weathered look that's struck his action-star peers. (Though noMission: Impossiblestunt will ever be quite as simultaneously nail-biting and funny as the first film's wire-dangling break-in of CIA headquarters.)

Mission: Impossible III boasts a pedigreed cast, particularly Oscar® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) as baddie arms dealer Owen Davian. Hoffman plays Owen all teeth-clenched and cool, especially when threatening to kill Ethan in front of his lovely new wife (Michelle ...

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Director: J.J. Abrams
Genre: Action, Adventure
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2006
Runtime: 126 minutes
Studio: Paramount
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