Rewatched May 10, 2012
Mr. DuLac’s review:
"Who are you? What's you're name? Do you have a wife? A girlfriend? Because if you do, I'm gonna find her. I'm gonna hurt her. I'm gonna make her bleed, and cry, and call out your name. And then I'm gonna find you, and kill you right in front of her."
Man did I ever enjoy Philip Seymour Hoffman in this. Sure he's good in pretty much everything he's in, but here he plays a villain. On paper that doesn't actually sound all that good, but he pulls it off so well. His character is so "matter of fact" and single minded it's awesome. He doesn't get all emotional, but instead when he gets mad he ignores everything around him and tells you what's going to happen next in such a way that it sounds like there's not a damn thing you can do about it. The rest of the cast is nothing to sneeze at either.
M:I-3 is a huge improvement over M:I-2. It brings back some of the thriller elements from the original but still keeps it mostly an action movie like the first sequel. It does add more drama then the other films as for the first time Ethan Hunt's life outside of the IMF is actually featured in the film.
The cast is fantastic too. Even minor roles are played by talented name actors even though their screen time might be short for various reasons. It adds a little bit of unexpected moments in the film. The movie also has a few other twists here and there, but the story is nowhere near as intelligent as the original. The action and performances by everyone involved evens the whole thing out though. Very well done.