Last Sunday was Tom Cruise Day! (evil grin)
We already had planned for this day though few changes were made as the day progressed (evil grin) My husband Frederick usually hate it when I change plans, branding me as fickle 😦 . Anyway, as per our plan for the day we went out of the flat at 9:40 giving as ample time to get to the shaw lido movie house without rush since the Mission Impossible will start at 10:45. So we plan to take the yellow line and transfer to the red line, expecting that our journey will be a fast and smooth 30 ++ minutes. But things got awry when we were met with SMRT staff at the red line informing us that MRT services from Bishan -MarinaBayare shut down. Terrible. That didn’t really go well as planned.
SMRT conducted a repair of their train line tracks last Sunday that’s the reason why some parts of the red line were closed. They provided free shuttle buses going to all stations until orchard andMarinabay. The disappointing part on that is they didn’t even make any announcements nor a simple warning sign at the yellow mrt line entrances. That could had saved us much trouble. Anyway, instead of whining and grumbling and making ourselves miserable due to the unfortunate event, we took it as a sight-seeing opportunity and see what’s around Singapore as the shuttle bus headed towards Orchard road. It was nice to see other places inSingaporewhere we haven’t been before 🙂 Great joy ride, not bad at all.
This is about Tom Cruise not the MRT! So we watched mission impossible – the ghost protocol in Imax. This is the 4th installment of Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible movies and this is the best Mission Impossible ever produced yet! Fantastic! It is a must see movie not only because Tom Cruise is still handsome and delicious despite his age (sorry Dear hehehe you’re more handsome and delicious for me wink wink), but also the movie is fantastic in terms of it’s story plot, the acting, the cinematography, and the special effects.
Mission Impossible is about the adventures of an Amercian special agent named Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team. In the 4th series of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Ethan and his team, composing of Brandt (Simon Pegg), Benjie (Jeremy Renner), and Jane (Paula Patton) were faced with a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks or Cobolt ( Michael Nygvist) who caused the explosion at the Kremlin causing massive destructions to the structure, dozens of people being hurt including Ethan, and implicating the IMF (because Russian authorities found Tom Cruise unconcious wearing a Russian General’s jacket) thus forcing the President of the US to disavow the IMF and invoking Ghost Protocol. Ethan and his team were branded as terrorist but were “obliged” to track down and go after Hendricks, without any help nor back-up from the US government except those promised by the Secretary of State before he was gunned down to death, to stop him from his plan of a nuclear strike against the United States. There evolves the story, with the team chasing Hendricks fromRussia, toDubai, to Mumbai.
What do you expect when watching Mission Impossible? It’s not a documentary, nor drama, nor comedy, though the character of Benji (Simon Pegg) added the necessary spice for a bit humour.Missionimpossible is an action, high-tech-gadget-loaded movie. I like the contact lenses that Brandt (Jeremy Renner) wore. It’s like a mini computer that enables the wearer to connect with the internet, do facial recognitions, copy and print what the wearer sees :-), etc. Is that available in the market? And of course, it won’t be mission impossible if it weren’t for the special effects and death defying stunts, this time, it was not only for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) but also for his team member, Brandt. Oh, did you notice that the movie also provided a touch of realism? High tech gadget malfunctions too – the pay phone which didn’t self-destruct that Tom Cruise has to whack it and the magnet rover that became faulty, come to think of it, most of their gadgets malfunctioned (hhhhmmm). And that things will not always go as planned and as expected that being spontaneous sometimes can work out. You just have to be Ethan Hunt 🙂
Like most action films the story is a convolution of politics, terrorism, and personal desires. The movie highlights the old enemy-friend relationship betweenRussia and theUS. And terrorists trying to nuke theUS. Yes, it’s cliche. How many movies did we watch with that kind of storyline? Many. This time, Hendricks the terrorist, a physicist, went amok and planned a nuclear air strike on theUSwith no demands other than just to make a point. Unlike in other movies, where the terrorists as villains usually make demands, and the main characters, responding to those demand in order to prevent bad things to happen, and then stories will then go around and around this and deceptions of supposed ally provides the twist in the story. Ghost protocol is a straight forward Ethan-and-his-team-save-the-world movie without the world knowing that US was almost vaporized by a mad man. The story revolved on the methods and tactics the team need to execute just to get the job done.
The special effect is astounding. I was actually shouting and sweating while watching specially the scene where Tom Cruise was climbing the Burj Khalifa building without any safety harness specially the part where he lost his hand climbing gear and when he did an Australian rappel going down and swinging his way back to their suit with the fact that the rope he used is not long enough to get him through. Caution! If you have fear of heights, try watching with your eyes covered like I did :D. The scenes gave me stomach churns, made my hands sweat, and scared me to death.
With the fourth installment of Mission Impossible, Ethan Hunt and his team will awe you and leave you breathless with amazement. So blackberry, Iphone, and bmw were the movie’s sponsors? I hope to win a blackberry or maybe a ghost protocol hamper. we’ll watch it again in 3D 🙂
MissionImpossible 4: Ghost Protocol is directed by Brad Bird also produced, written by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk