Mission: Impossible 3

Mission: Impossible 3

(2006)
The MI franchise began with Mr Cruise's stipulation that each have a unique, top shelf director. First it was Brian De Palma, then John Woo, and now it's JJ Abrams. Although not in the same league - it's his feature debut - Abrams is hot to trot after his TV success, most notably the critically acclaimed Lost. And he delivers. MI3 is full-tilt boogie - successfully capping the trilogy that is undoubtedly the creme de la creme of action films.

Ethan Hunt (Cruise) has retired and t engaged to Julia (Monaghan), who thinks he works in transport. But he's lured back into service when an agent he trained is captured, and an evil arms dealer (Hoffman) starts to stir. The plan goes violently wrong though, and events spiral back toward the innocent Julia as she becomes a revenge target.

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Beats MI 1 and 2 into a cocked hat. Philip Seymour Hoffman is an inspired choice of bad guy and J. J. Abrams directs a solid action movie with some great set pieces that moves along at a fair lick and is never dull. Well worth watching again on DVD - at least to wipe away the sour taste of John Woo's sorry MI 2 mess...


IF YOU LOOOOVE "ALIAS" & OF COURSE "LOST"

THEN MI3 IS FOR YOU AND IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT DIRECTOR I AM TALKING ABOUT THEN MAKE SURE YOU TUNE INTO THE RIGHT CHANNEL AND STOP WATCHING SHORTLAND ST.

MI3 ROCKS, GREAT STORYLINE, COOL GADGETS, A REAL KICK ASS BADDY WITH HOFFMAN (HE MAKES IT REAL) AND YOU KINDA THINK KILL "CRUISE", BUT TOM ISNT TO BAD EITHER ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KNOW HE DOES HIS OWN STUNTS.

2&HALF HOURS WILL FLY WITH THIS MOVIE SO LOAD UP ON THE... More POPCORN & COKE AND BE ENTERTAINED ......

& IF YOU WANTED MORE FROM "ABRAMS" HE HAS SIGNED ON TO DIRECT THE NEW STAR TREK MOVIE WHEN KIRK MEETS SPOCK @ THE SPACE ACADEMY - COOOOOOOL!!!!
(I WONDER WHO WILL PLAY A YOUNG SHATNER (THERE ARENT ENUFF FACE LIFTS TO GET AWAY WITH HIM REPRISING THAT ROLE)!!Hide


This is absolutely the best popcorn movie franchise out there. The story makes little sense, but the action is second to nothing, performances first rate. A slick, top of the line, action film. Will see it twice.


ROMANTIC TRADEGY. Mr. Cruise had creative differences with ds like director David Fincher (Fight CLub, Se7en) but seemed to have stuck a chord with a guy who has two hit TV shows under his belt. And what a combination it turned out to be. The third sequel to the very successful franchise seems like a 2 hour TV show.
This movie has a total of 60 seconds of impressive action sequences (30 secs of which are in the trailer) and the rest is a bloody TV show. The class to this franchise started... More dissapearing in the second instalment and has completely left the earth's atmosphere after the third. You know its Hollywood at its best when Jonathan Rhys Myers (the brillaint actor from the even more brilliant Matchpoint) has close to 4 lines (all he does is, "copy this, copy that". And he even says this in the film!) and Mr. Cruise has an insane amount of close up shots.
Hoffman seems to have been in paycheck mode when he signed onto this and so was Fishbourne, both of whom have very little to do in the movie. And please, for f*** sakes dont go on about the death defying stuntwork that Cruise does himself!! The insurance folks wont let half a billion dollars do anything remotely death defying. With all the saftey chords and ten thousand people working on making sure nothing es wrong, I'd let my mother do the stunts. If you want to watch death defying stunts - WATCH A JACKIE CHAN MOVIE!
J.J. Abrhams should probably stick to TV 'cos there are moments in MI3 that make you feel like your watching a sequel to Brokeback Mountain. So much detail and effort seems to have ne into Cruise's close-ups and the lurve story that the makers didnt even bother to tell us what on bloody earth the rabbits foot was(everyone in the movie is chasing this!) The best part of going to watch this movie was the Pirates of the Carribean 2 trailer at the beginning. I'll stop now. I want my free admit one ticket back.Hide


IMPOSSIBLY BORING. So says George Lucas. I agree.


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The Press Reviews

  • The summer movie season always has an official beginning, even if it gets nudged back a little earlier each year (by 2016, we'll probably be watching The Mighty Thor IV on President's Day). What it no longer has is any real end. The blossom-of-gasoline explosions, the crushed metal, the zippy seamless mutability of a world gone CGI, the heroes who, if not Superman, are always super men - what it all adds up to is Hollywood's endless summer, the ride that never stops... Full Review

  • ...In his feature debut, "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams, who got the job on the basis of "Alias," takes the driver's seat with both feet on the accelerator. "M:I-3," more than its predecessors, is in the spirit of Lalo Schifrin's sizzling fuse of a theme from the original show -- interpreted here by Kanye West, along with pulse-quickening new compositions by Michael Giacchino. That theme music and the nifty gadgets are the true heart of the "Mission" legacy, and this film brings a good deal of fun to its infatuation with superspy tech. Although it trades in the same high levels of improbability as the previous films, Abrams and his co-scripters inject some humor and emotion, elements sorely lacking in the first two editions... Full Review

  • At a point worryingly early on in this first barrage of the mid-year blockbuster season, a pivotal character is injected straight into the ticker. "It's adrenalin," says man-with-syringe Ethan Hunt (Cruise), helpfully. And while he doesn't actually verbalise it, Cruise gives a look that says "and there's plenty more where that came from"... Full Review

  • 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... Full Review

  • 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. season off to a bang-up start... Full Review

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