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‘Ghost Protocol’ turns out to be the best ‘Mission’ yet

Tom Cruise reprises his role of Ethan Hunt in the fourth "Mission Impossible" movie.

By Nikki Kelley, Features Editor

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From Transformers to Iron Man, action movies have exploded onto the scene in the past few years. Fans of these types of movies usually love the adrenaline rush they receive and the spontaneous moves made by the actors that leave them gripping their seats. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is one of the movies that does just that.

The previous three movies, which also starred Tom Cruise, haven’t always delivered such a high level of excitement to viewers. I was actually surprised when I saw the fourth movie because I had low expectations from watching the previous movies. The newest film is very modern and obviously more technologically advanced, but that’s what makes it even more interesting to watch.

Before seeing this movie, I was told that it is extremely long (and it is) but I definitely didn’t mind watching 132 minutes of Ethan Hunt (Cruise) making his comeback. I do feel that Cruise is a well-defined actor and his popularity has slowly declined throughout the years, but this movie has dignified his comeback.

Ghost Protocol has a similar plot to the earlier Mission: Impossible films. This time, Hunt is assigned a mission to stop a man who has a codename “Cobalt,” because he is planning to fire a nuclear missile from Russia to the United States. In other words, Hunt and his team are in charge of stopping a nuclear war from taking place.

Since Hunt and the entire IMF (an imaginary agency made for the movie) have just been blamed for bombing the Kremlin, Hunt and his team have to be extra careful, so they’re disguised in all the moves they take. The filmmakers also make a point of working in some emotional drama regarding Hunt’s wife.

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is an overall great movie. It shows what a good action movie (with a little romance thrown in) should be. Viewers will be blown away by all the vehicle crashes, bombings of buildings, and we can’t forget about Cruise’s magnificent scene in which he climbs to the 134th floor of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

This movie is definitely one of those films that you can watch over and over and never grow tired.

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