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Galen and I saw Mission Impossible:3 on friday night.

What can I say about it? Well, it's the best action flick I've seen in a year, easily.

I went in with low expectations, and came out quite pleased. The action had me on the edge of my seat, and my over-analysis of "realism" was only barely touched.

This is the James Bond movie that I've wanted to see for the past 15 years, which simply has not been made. (Though there have been Bond flicks, personally I felt they were a joke).

There was good story, good scenes, good special effects. I couldn't tell what was going to happen at the end, and while I had my casual theories one of them was incorrect. The length of the movie was great, at about 2 hours it felt like 4, which to me I greatly enjoyed-- there wasn't just a few scenes, the story progressed deeper and deeper. Often here I'll find a disconnection due to lost footage to shorten the film, yet I did not.

Additionally, there were many subtleties tossed in to the special effects and action, which I recognized and appreciated.

Gone are the days of unlimited ammunition in guns, actors who can jump huge distances and never sprain an ankle. Gone are inconsistancies with giant plot devices. Gone are the days of explosions leaving people able to hear and function as though nothing happened. Gone are the days of "non critical gunshot wounds", wherein a charactor simply keeps going and merely bleeds out some limitless supply of blood.

I'm going to have to give it a 4 out of 4-- I will probably see it again, or if not I wouldn't hesitate to rent it and watch it.


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May. 15th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Now watch Capote. The role-reversal between movies of Philip Seymour Hoffman is incredible.
May. 15th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely add this one to the list of 'films to see.' I've heard enough 'thumbs up' to give it a go. Lemme know if you want to round up a group sometime
May. 15th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
man I got to get off to the theaters and see these movies :)
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