I enjoyed this movie a lot, but I also would have paid full price for two hours of Tom Cruise flirting with the British girl in the record store.
McQuarrie's action directing ability is underrated, Robert Elswit shot a gorgeous anamorphic picture, the filmmakers are trying very hard to make Ethan Hunt an American James Bond (not that there's anything wrong with that) and for an all-plot action feature, it ain't too bad.
Did I mention the British girl in the record store? Best part of the movie. (Her name is Hermione Corfield, by the way. Watch as she becomes a real-deal movie star.)
Misguided on almost every level.
I'm a Will Gluck fan. I'm a Jamie Foxx fan. I'm a Jay-Z fan. I'm a Rose Byrne fan. Byrne is the only one who emerged unscathed.
Ten thoughts, to summarize:
1) Auto-tune is a serious problem. Jamie Foxx can sing, but you wouldn't know it. It's a style thing, I guess... but I can't even hear the lyrics, the auto tuned vocals are so buried in the mix.
2) It's not funny. Like at…