It’s amazing and beautiful and you already know that. But you may not have spotted the hidden gem on the DVD: a short documentary exploring Ben Burtt’s sound design for the film and the history of sound design at Disney. Utterly fascinating.
hmm, really not sure if breaking the tradition of a different director for each Mission: Impossible film is a great idea
Me, 147 minutes later:
CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE TO DIRECT ALL FUTURE TOM CRUISE FILMS PLEASE AND THANK YOU
An epic – and potentially untoppable – greatest hits of all the best action movies of the past ten or so years. A mostly successful blend of Dark Knight, Inception, Bourne and the Neeson/Reeves one-old-man-army films, plus unexpected bits of Little Whie Lies and The Return of the King thrown in for good measure.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
— What an inconsequential mess. A dense quiche of a film.
— It could all be resolved if the characters just had a conversation, or maybe didn't make huge decisions based on a poorly printed fax.
— You know those overstuffed and beige ensemble films like New Year's Eve and Valentines Day? It's basically one of those.
— Remember how much fun the first Captain America film was? Yeah, we're a long way from there now. Dour is…