By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures
Mission Impossible 3
Due to a wedding I have this weekend, my review of Mission: Impossible III is probably going to have to come at the end of the weekend. However, early reviews have begun to pop up all over online and the general consensus is that M:i:III is the cat's pajamas.
M:I:3 Movie Reviews
The first review we received for Mission: Impossible III claimed it was the best spy film to date. Though that is quite the statement, it turns out that there are multiple media groups that agree.
The high-octane juice audiences crave in big-budget action films surges propulsively through "Mission: Impossible III," in large measure due to Tom Cruise, who seems determined to give a persuasive human impersonation of a Ferrari. He succeeds to an almost alarming degree. Debuting director J.J. Abrams orchestrates the billion-dollar franchise's requisite elements with skill and energy, delivering a picture that will serve its purpose in getting Paramount's -- and the industry's -- summer B.O.B.O. season off to a bang-up start.
The thrills come mad hot and wicked sweet in Mission: Impossible III, the movie to beat this summer in the race to push your pulse rate past the danger zone. And please don't ask if the plot makes sense. It didn't the last two times either. Here's what counts: Tom Cruise is back as secret agent Ethan Hunt and he takes it to the limit -- running, jumping, punching, kicking, freefalling and flashing his laser-beam peepers with an intensity that could cut steel. But Ethan doesn't faze weapons trader Owen Damien, the most deliciously vile movie villain in ages as played with dry wit and hardcore menace by the newly Oscared Philip Seymour Hoffman. It's a kick to watch Hoffman play hellboy to Cruise's action hombre and you can believe the movie is all the better for it. Having said that, the true star of M:i:III is director and co-writer J.J. Abrams.
Damn! Maybe I will be able to sneak away for a matinee on Saturday.
You can read the entire reviews by clicking on either of the bold links above (open in new window).
Mission: Impossible 3 comes to theatres tomorrow, May 5th.