Monday, 12 March 2012

Mission Impossible Review (Updated)














Mission Impossible



Release Date: 26th June 1996 - Australia


Production Companies
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Cruise/Wagner Productions

Distribution
Paramount Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 110 minutes


Budget: $80,000,000

Box Office Gross: $457,696,359
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Based on the hit T.V. series.
Jim Phelps was sent to
Prague for a mission to
prevent the theft of classified
material. His wife Claire and
trusted partner Ethan Hunt
were members of Phelps'
team. Unfortunately,
something went horribly
wrong and the mission failed,
leaving Ethan Hunt the lone
survivor. After he reported
the failed mission, Kettridge
the head if the agency
suspects Ethan of being the
culprit for the failed mission.
Now, Ethan uses unorthodox
methods (Which includes the
aid of an arms dealer going
by the name "Max") to try to
find who set him up and to
clear his name.


Cast
Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt
Jon Voight - Jim Phelps
Emmanuelle Beart - Claire Phelps
Henry Czerny - Eugene Kittridge
Jean Reno - Franz Krieger
Ving Rhames - Luther Stickell
Kristin Scott Thomas - Sarah Davies
Vanessa Redgrave - Max
Ingeborga Dapkunaite - Hannah Williams
Karel Dobry - Matthias
Dale Dye - Frank Barnes
Emilo Estevez - Jack Harnon
(Uncredited)

Crew
Director - Brian de Palma
Based on Television Series - Bruce Geller
Story/Screenplay - David Koepp
Story - Steven Zallian
Screenplay - Robert Towne
Producers - Tom Cruise & Paula Wagner
Production Designer - Norman Reynolds
Director of Photography - Stephen H. Burum
Film Editor - Paul Hirsch
Visual Effects Supervisors - John Knoll
& Richard Yuricich
Writer: Theme from Mission Impossible -
Lalo Schifrin
Performers/Producers: Theme from
Mission Impossible - Larry Mullen Jr. &
Adam Clayton
Music - Danny Elfman


Review
While being the first of the four movies, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (M:I) is a unforgettable spy movie that has a really clever if not deceptive story-line. It is a blend of spy stylised espionage action mixed with humour and romance and is brilliantly directed by Brian de Palma. I can say that the things of the movie I praise is the acting of Tom Cruise and Jon Voight who both delivered their roles with such conviction and enthusiasm and the final but fantastic action sequence which involves a chopper and a train.

M:I1 was a great movie, but not as good as the recent M:I movie GHOST PROTOCOL (click here). The filmmakers are in talks of making a fifth IMPOSSIBLE movie which would star Cruise and Simon Pegg and Brad Bird might not be directing it.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


1 comment:

  1. Excellent review, I completely agree. It is really underrated, one of my all time favorites. Brian de Palma is a genius director.

    -James

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