Easily the best entry in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, this over the top spy thriller is still stuck with a preposterous plot and one-dimensional characters.
But the set pieces, i.e. what matters most in a flick like this, totally deliver.
As directed by Brad Bird, making an astonishing live action debut, the various stunts, chases, fights, shoot-outs, break-ins and break-outs are all inventive and exciting.
“Ghost Protocol” is also full of humor, I loved the chemistry between Tom Cruise and his team (Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg), and the villains are a blast as well (Michael Nyqvist, Samuli Edelmann, Léa Seydoux).
Briskly moving from Budapest to Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai, all the while alternating fun little beats with IMAX-size action sequences, this is a damn great time at the movies.