Mission: Impossible III

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The summer blockbusters begin with the third installment of the popular television show by the same name, Mission Impossible 3. (If you weren’t aware of that bit of trivia, you must be from another planet.) A young agent trained by Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) named Lindsey (Keri Russell) is being held hostage by Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) an international weapons and information provider. Although retired, Hunt is called back into action by agency director Brassel (Laurence Fishburne) and his right-hand man, John Musgrave (Billy Crudup). Hunt assembles his team comprised of computer expert Luther (Bing Rhames), transportation expert Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and the beautiful Zhen (Maggie Q). With the help of fast cars, a spectacular helicopter pursuit and nifty gadgets he attempts to rescue Lindsey and then go back into semi-retirement. Unfortunately, he receives a call that his new wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan) is also being held by the ruthless Davian. Now Hunt has to jump off buildings, climb elevator shafts and fall from the sky to steal something called the “Rabbits Foot” to trade for Julia before time runs out. This film has an extremely intense beginning that sets the pace for the next 2 hours. Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast are fantastic and unlike MI2, the plot isn’t confusing. The Mission Impossible music is back and I’m glad that the action was somewhat plausible and believable. (Well, if you think that a guy who was just run over by a truck can walk away without a scratch is believable.) This is a must see for all of you action junkies and I’m giving it a B+ rating. This review will self-destruct in 5 seconds. (I always wanted to say that.)

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.