Mission: Impossible III (****)
You can say all you want about Tom Cruise, he might be an alien wannabe scientologist, Oprah killing, “Coo-Coo” for Cocoa Puffs, and the list goes on; but he is a darn good actor and I don’t think anyone can play a better Ethan Hunt. This movie really earned the non stop action term to qualify a movie.
M:I II was mediocre even though it had a great director. I did not think this movie was going to blow me away the way it did. The special effects were done in a way that they helped the story and did not take center stage. The supporting characters were also great but the story centered around a love story for a now “retired” Hunt.
I had hoped that Philip Seymour Hoffman was going to steal the movie, but even though his performance was ok, it was Cruise’s movie from the beginning. Cruise made me believe that he was in love, he made me believe he cared for his team, he even made me believe that he fought for what he believe above all.
I really cannot complain about this movie, the locations were all excellent. The tech was very believable. The explosions looked real. The only thing I can say is, go to the movies and see it on the big screen, it is worth your money.