The three of the top five issues that would be keeping Western intelligence agencies up at night are Russia, Artificial Intelligence and Dis-information. Now, add to this mix several car chases in European cities, an international arms dealer, computer hacking, mixed reality glasses, some romance, and label it with M.I. branding you get Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. This is the seventh in the Mission Impossible franchise. The plot was wafer-thin, but with brilliant cinematography, spectacular backgrounds, and non-stop action, it was an all-out entertainer. Gets a Ripe from Mangoidiots.
Dolby Atmos effects were out of the world, in the first chase sequence that happened in the Arabian deserts, I could literally feel the sand blowing on my body. Tom Cruise was the star of the film, as always. He was fantastic in the action sequences, and it was unbelievable that the man is over sixty years old. In one scene, the US intelligence agencies are scrambling to analogise the most critical information as a backup of ‘truth’ in the event of all digital data being comprised. To do this, we are shown thousands of staff typing with manual typewriters on paper, though this is impractical it is a good depiction of the problem.
In Tamil cinema, we used to laugh at Lingaa (Rajnikanth) for chasing a balloon on a bike and jumping into it, but this movie had something even more absurd, Ethan Hunt jumps into a moving train from a mountain top while riding a bike, of course, the latter was brilliantly choreographed. The audience loved it!