(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve watched Ghost Protocol and, I believe, the first in the Mission: Impossible franchise. I was very young when I watched the first one and was put off for quite a while… Having decided to watch it, though, I found it entertaining.
The action/adventure genre can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. Although there were a few slow-moving scenes at the beginning of this movie, I felt that it really took off as the movie progressed.
There wasn’t much mystery in this movie, even though there was a lot of action. The viewers were given a lot of the information before the characters.
I liked seeing IMF working together before everything began and it was also interesting to see the ‘trial’ about IMF. I think there was probably a bit too suspension of disbelief required… mostly because of the masks.
I did like seeing Ethan and Ilsa interacting with each other, even though Ethan seemed to trust her very quickly. I enjoyed seeing Benji playing a fairly big part in this. Some of his interactions with Ethan were quite amusing.
I would have liked to see a bit more of both Luthor and Brandt. I wasn’t quite sure what Brandt’s motives were… and there were times I thought he wasn’t entirely on Ethan’s side.
There were a few humorous moments in this movie and it was pretty cool to see the team having to work together. Although there wasn’t as much time spent on the characters’ relationships as there could have been, I felt that they came across as fairly realistic and it was easy to care about what was happening to them. There were a lot of tense moments in this.
This film is one that requires viewers to watch closely. There is a lot of intrigue in this movie and although I felt aspects of the ending didn’t really fit, I did find this entertaining viewing. I’d probably buy it on DVD in the future.