Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 action spy film directed by Brad Bird. It’s the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series. It stars Tom Cruise, who returns as Agent Ethan Hunt. Ghost Protocol was written by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams (director of the third film) and Bryan Burk.
Ethan Hunt is implicated in the bombing of Kremlin causing the President to activate the Ghost Protocol. This means that all of IMF (Impossible Missions Force) is shut down, leaving Hunt and his team to go rogue in order to save the world from an imminent nuclear war. And guess what? There’s another madman trying to end the world. What a surprise!
What really sets MI4 apart from your typical spy thrillers are the outstanding action sequences. Actual location shooting at three locales: Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai, highlight set pieces with good-looking stunts. This movie was so exciting that I had to remind myself to breathe. The film is filled with disguises, gadgets and failed humor. Here’s a movie that depends solely on its well-executed action sequences.
The movie is not deep or meaningful. As usual, with a movie like this, it combines a plot line a Australopithecus could understand with gadgets he/she could never use. Obviously, It’s a must watch for fans of the MI series, action junkies, or for any gadget lover. As a popcorn brain-dead film, I say it’s a bit of alright. Just leave your brain at home and enjoy it.