THE BOTTOM LINE: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE

STARRING:  Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Michael Nyqvist and Josh Holloway

DIRECTOR:  Brad Bird

GENRE:  Action / Adventure 

SYNOPSIS:  Agent Ethan Hunt and his new team are forced to go rogue after they are implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin.

RATING:  PG-13

RUNNING TIME:  133 Mins 

THE GOOD:  After several years of scandal, an ageless Tom Cruise is back and ready to take his job seriously. 

Paula Patton (PRECIOUS, DÉJÀ VU), Jeremy Renner (THE HURT LOCKER) and Simon Pegg ( MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE III, SHAUN OF THE DEAD) continue to climb the Hollywood ladder.

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist who gained international acclaim starring in THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST makes his American debut as the villain.

THE BAD:  As promised, there is a lot of high octane action. Unfortunately, most of it is so over the top that it isn’t believable and that hurts the film.  To make matters worse, some of the scenes are played for laughs and that makes this mission truly impossible.

THE UGLY:  Save yourself five dollars and avoid the IMAX experience.  It’s not truly IMAX and shouldn’t be sold as such. 

MY SCORE:  ***

(3 OUT OF 5 STARS)