No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) is an action spy movie, which is also the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series.
Synopsis: This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization's name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this. -- (C) Paramount
Let's take a look at the cast of good guys - Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), William Brandt (Jeremy Renner from The Town), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg from Shaun of the Dead), Jane Carter (Paula Patton).
Here are the bad guys - Kurt Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist from the Swedish movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Sabine Moreau (Léa Seydoux).
According to director Brad Bird, this movie is shot in IMAX, as opposed to 3D, as he felt that the IMAX format offered the viewer more immersion due to its brighter, higher quality image, which is projected on a larger screen, without the need for specialized glasses. [via]
I personally enjoy watching impossibly stylish, fast-paced, and gripping stunt scenes in different parts of the world - Budapest, the Moscow Kremlin, Dubai, Mumbai. The action scene whereby Ethan Hunt is scaling the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the tallest building in the world gives me the jitters. This is definitely the best moment of the entire movie!
I like this comment the best: "...brims with scenes that are exciting and amazing at the same time; they're brought off with such casual aplomb that they're funny, too. Ghost Protocol is fast and explosive, but it's also a supremely clever sleight-of-hand thriller."
Simon Pegg provides smart comic relief to the movie without being overbearing. Even Jeremy Renner joins in the "fun" without being overly casual amidst tension. Tom Cruise, as usual, the suave pack leader. Michael Nyqvist's stoic appearance is very convincing as the mad nuclear scientist who believes that world peace will be achieved by starting a nuclear war.
Oh, and the BMW i8 concept car is featured in this movie!!!
Seriously, if you don't watch this movie, you'll lose out on enjoying another big-budget popcorn entertainment before 2011 ends. :)
If you wish, you can watch it at the TGV IMAX theater.