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A Review by Joekool

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Mission Impossible III
 
Director- J.J. Abrams
Cast- Tom Cruise, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Ving Rhames, Johnathen Rhys-Meyers, Kerri Russel, Laurence Fishburne
Rated PG-13: for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images, and some sensualtiy.
Running time- 126 min
 
The summer film season has officially started with the third installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. New story, new team, new villain, new film. Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, and so does Ving Rhames. J.J. Abrams, creator of the brilliant tv show "Lost" comes on to direct his first feature film. With this mostly new breed of a crew than the previos films, we get a Mission Impossible that has the wit and drama of the first film, plus the dynamic action of the second.
 
In Mission Imposssible III or as I like to call it "Miiii." Ethan Hun has settled down and is engaged to a lovely yound woman played by Kerri Russel. However when one of his apprentices in IMF is captured he jumps back into action, teaming with old pal (Rhames) to take on an arms dealer that carries the "rabbits foot," an item that could destroy millions of people. Its a much better story than the second film.
 
The action is spectacular, especially the florida keys bridge scene. OOOO that was pretty dang awesome. The finale in Shanghai brings a more brutal aspect that was missing from the previous two films. Great and entertaining stuff.
 
The team chracteristic is brought back in this film after being absent in the second. Thank goodness to. The movie seems more of the espionage its supposed to be. J.J. Abrams brings his superb drama skills to the screen. Its not all just shoot'em up, there some really great dramatic scenes, accompanied by great acting.
 
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, recent academy award winner for Capote, joins the cast as the villanous arms dealer Owen. He delivers a dynamite performance as the bad guy. Did i just say dynamite? hmmm, yeah i did. Cruise, as he always does gives a fantastic performance as agent Ethan Hunt. This man is truly on of the greatest actors of today and ever. The new team consisting of an Asian whos name I cant remember and Johnathan Rheys-Meyers, both of which hold their own.
 
If you can get by some of the cliche's of action films, which isnt many, and the moments that bend reality, you will find yourself enjoying a great film. If you cant get buy those things, then you might be turned off and in the end you will be thinking, "it was pretty good." Whatever your view, Mission Impossible III is a very entertaining film, great fun, and a great start to the summer season.
 
Good Points
-Great action
-Good all around acting
-Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the villain
-better than the second
 
Bad Points
-Not as good as the first
-some scketchy moments
 
Rating- 8.7/10

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