June 20, 2006
Mission: Impossible III
Plot Outline:Super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from active duty to trains new IMF agents. But he is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he’s ever faced – Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team – his old friend Luther Strickell (Ving Rhames), transportation expert Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), and background operative Zhen (Maggie Q), to rescue one of his very own trainees, Lindsey (Keri Russell) who was kidnapped while on a surveillance detail of Davian. It soon becomes evident that Davian is well-protected, well-connected, and downright malicious, forcing Hunt to extend his journey back into the field in order to rescue his wife, Julia (Michelle Monaghan), and uncover IMF double agents in the process.
I went to the cinema on Sunday afternoon alone so I needed something strong. This movie did the trick. It was full of action from minute one. The pace was incredible, and the images unbelievable. The movie was really very good. You don’t need to see the previous M.I. or even to like them before this one. This seems to be just a new start for MI-III. Really very good.
One thing left me wondering… How the hell Hunt’s wife in the end with about a 30 second tutorial on how to shoot a gun is able to kill 2 terrorists which were surely much more experienced in killing than she was… Well, this was the only goof I found. But no problem, we forgive the director. The movie is great!