Saturday, May 13, 2006

Movie Review: Mission Impossible III

I was so sick of Tom Cruise that I really wanted this movie to suck. But once again, despite the fact that he's an over-popularized lunatic, he also is a good actor.

MI3 is the movie that should have started the franchise. Not because of where it falls chronologically, but because it's the best. That's not to say it'll win any Oscars, but it's a damned good hi-octane action flick. It has no pretenses of being anything else, and does what it's supposed to do well.

Besides Cruise, Ving Rhames is the only returning cast member, reprising his role as tech support and a touch of humor. On another casting note, I noticed that Cruise's movie wife looked a lot like Katie Holmes.

One thing I liked that is instead of trying to come up with a plausible but scary threat, the plot device of the movie is called the Rabbit's Foot. We never find out what it is, and we really don't need to know.

So if you want a popcorn laced adrenaline rush, go see MI:III.

4 out of 5 latex mask wearing flying monkeys.


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