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Just came back from watching Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with [livejournal.com profile] easyleinchen. (I'm not gonna spoil anything that wasn't in the trailer.)

I have no real memory of M:I.
I like M:I 2 a great deal, but everyone else seems to hate it and the birds. I love the style, Tom's hair and the music. In fact, it was the first time I actually took notice of a score and ever since I've loved Hans Zimmer.
We don't talk about M:I 3 despite the fact that it had Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.

When I first saw the trailer for M:I 4 I was kinda ... naaah, it looks okay, but really ... M:I 3 was such a disappointment I didn't want to risk it again. However, I really like going to the movies and watch well-done action movies, the new movie has Simon Pegg and then ... it also has Jeremy Renner. I had no idea who Jeremy was before Thor and tumblr. People seem to like him a great deal, and since I'm really looking forward to Avengers and he's in it, I thought "What the heck. I have to check him out."

Ooooh, I'm so glad I did it! I didn't expect much from this movie, but it was SO MUCH FUN. Poor [livejournal.com profile] easyleinchen had to suffer through my squeals of delight and barely suppressed declarations of love for everyone on screen. 

Tom is actually a team player in this movie. The team has characters and I grew to like each and everyone of them, not like in the movie we don't talk about. And they gave them issues. Everyone who knows me knows that I love issues when my favorite character has them. And they had well choreographed fights, which I'm also a fan of -- like, big time! Jeremy and Tom could really have gone another round at each other. That was so much fun to watch. Nevermind that it made me go all rrrrrrrrr. The locations were as beautiful as ever, but what really stood out this time was the humor. Twice they made fun of Tom's height or lack of thereof, and in general the characters didn't miss the chance to deliver a joke or two without it ever feeling odd.

In conclusion: If you want to see a fun and entertaining action movie during the holidays, this one is it.

Date: 16 December 2011 06:31 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tj-teejay.livejournal.com
Gaaaah, that makes me hate the Cinestar in Düsseldorf so much more! I really wanna see it, but there's no way I'm not seeing it in OV. And of course it's not showing in OV. Well, I could go to Cologne for it, but I hate that dinky, old cinema there. So, hm, I don't really know if I wanna see it badly enough to put myself through another Metropolis Köln experience, but from what you've just posted, I might have to.

Oh, and by the way, if you're interested in seeing more with Jeremy Renner, he was one of the main guys on the TV show The Unusuals (sadly only had one season), and I loved his character on that show. He was also in The Town (which positively surprised me), but he didn't exactly play a likeable character in that one. And of course he had the lead role in Oscar awarded The Hurt Locker.
Edited Date: 16 December 2011 07:06 (UTC)

Date: 16 December 2011 13:45 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hope-calaris.livejournal.com
I knew he looked familiar! Not that I've seen him in any of these movies, but I think I remember him from the Oscars.

I know what you mean with OV ... I really want to see Avengers next year in OV, but there's no way I'll actually be able to do without traveling all the way to Berlin. And I hope you're not disappointed if you decide to travel to Cologne, but it's really a fun movie in my opinion.


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