Sunday, May 07, 2006

Mission Impossible 3

I went and saw MI3 this weekend. I had a free ticket that came with a DVD I bought. In addition to the free ticket the theater I go to has a promotion going this year in which if you buy the souvenir cup and shirt you get free popcorn and 1$ drinks for a year. So I saw MI3, got popcorn, and a drink for 1$! As you can imagine this put me in a good mood and my mood only got better. MI3 was really fun. I think that it is the best of the three, which really means it was better than the first one. The movie had its obvious flaws but if you loose yourself in the movie it doesn't matter.


Blogger Drew said...

First I want to give a shout out to my main man Seth! While I didn't get popcorn and a drink for 1$, I did enjoy the movie quite a bit. For the small amount of screen time that Phil Hoffman had, I thought he was very effective. There were also some surprising elements of suspense and drama. There was however a very disappointing scene towards the end where Phil Hoffman is beating the crap out of Cruise and then he turns his back on him and Cruise jumps up and attacks him. This was very anti-climatic and it seemed like a cheep escape from an otherwise impossible scenario.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Drew! Did your email address change? Anyway, I agree about the last scene where tom Cruise beats up Phil. Also I hate it when they try to make it intense when Tom dies and she has to bring him back to life. We all know that Tom Cruise is not going to die, so where is the tension? Also I can't figure out where IMF gets their funding to blow up lamborgini's and trucks full of equipment. Those were my main complaint. Otherwise, like I said I really liked it. Good to here from you Drew.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Bryan Summers said...

I just saw it. I agree that the end was a let down, which made me leave the theater thinking I didn't like it. I had to remind myself that the vatican scene was great and so was the part where Owen found out Ethan's name.

I also didn't like the explosives implanted in the head. It was suspencful enough, and the explosives just kept me thinking - is that possible? Can they really do that? So it took me out of the movie.

I agree that it was better than part one, but nothing in part three was better than the scene in part one where Ethan Hunt is hanging over the computer.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Joanna and I saw MI3 the other night. I liked it OK. I remember really liking the first one. Really really liking it. Probably too much. I don't think it's a movie that's aged as well as some others. But I liked how it was less action oriented and more "impossible mission oriented." more sneaking and spying and figuring things out and cerebral stuff. I guess. even if it didn't always make sense.
the second mission impossible was ridiculous as are most of John Woo's American films. (Which brings up an interesting question: if John Woo's American films were made in Hong Kong with Cantonese speaking Chinese Actors would they be great like his other Hong Kong films? And if so, why is it that asian films can have dialogue and plot lines that would be corny in American films?)

back to MI3 - there were some great things in it - but i found myself thinking, this is just a bigger budget Alias. And i don't like Alias. So i kind of kept myself from enjoying it somewhat.
I did love the vatican scene. I loved Philip Seymour Hoffman acting like Ethan Hunt acting like Owen Davian. I was very happy during that scene.

Oh and in the scene where Tom Cruise and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are yelling at each other in Italian - I had a hunch that Tom Cruise wasn't pulling his weight (something sounded off). I asked Joanna who served a mission in Italy. She concurred. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was believeble, Tom cruise wasn't. But you gotta give him an 'A' for effort.

10:25 PM  
Blogger wes said...

I found MI3 very lacking! I am sick of these guys trying to baffle you with who really is trying to kill crazy Tom. If you didn't know in this one by the the scene where Morphius says I would bleed on the flag to keep the stripes red(Gay line), then I think you might be asstarded and need your GAF score checked.
They really should realize they have an American style Bond and stop tying to be legit and blow more stuff up!
This last point is especially true if they are going to keep sing the director from gAlias (thank the maker that show is over!).

1:03 AM  

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