Apes Pick: Mission Impossible
Why we picked this film: We opened all of our Christmas blu-rays and I figured we should watch one... Especially since this one had a free ticket inside to see the new Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Beeps: I've seen Mission Impossible probably 3 or 4 times now, and I'm happy to report that the film holds up somewhat well. My biggest gripe is the way technology is portrayed in the film. My personal favorite is when the main character does a search for "Job" and gets no matches found. Try that and get back to me. I also like the fact he sends e-mails to an address without a .com or .net or dot anything. My complaints with the tech aside, I really like the film. They do a great job of making this film Mission Impossible and not Mission Improbable. There are some really epic special effect scenes in this movie that do stand well against the test of time. The ending and the assault on the mainframe are two of my all time favorite action movie scenes. Again, the impossibility of what must be overcome makes the movie what it is, and it is a delightful popcorn movie that requires you to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the show. 4 Stars!
Apes: I've seen this one before maybe a couple of times, and I have to say its getting a bit dated.... I mean zip discs? 250 mega bytes - funny! Plus the cell phones are a little big and a few things here and there are funny, but for a 15 year old film, Mission Impossible still kicks a ton of butt! The special effects are pretty awesome (and a little over the top) the acting is great, the story is interesting, and if you haven't seen it before its definitely worth a watch. Its interesting, action filled, well written, impeccably acted, and a just great popcorn flick! I give it 4 stars for holding up well after all this time and still kicking butt!
Overall we give this film 4 Stars!
~Beeps and Apes