The opening sequence of Mad Max is relentless. When the title finally appeared, the audience literally caught its breath. The detail in the production is also relentless, and the dusty, petrolly, greasy, makeshift world feels very real and scary.
While the film is literally one big car / awesome war rig chase, there is a depth to the production that sets it above. That depth comes in the telling of the story; there's no narrator priming us with exposition, Miller…
I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.
If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.
What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…