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Micro-reaction: Mission Impossible 5 - CaffieneKittySpace
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Micro-reaction: Mission Impossible 5
Today was half price day at the theatre so...

[A few hopefully non-spoilery thoughts on Mission Impossible 5]
A few hopefully non-spoilery thoughts on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

-There seemed to be more plot in this one? In a way that could be seen as either confusing or intricate. A bit like the usual Mission Impossible script took a brief trip through the "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"/"Smiley's People" car wash. Still fun, but more to pay attention to and higher stakes, so also more intense.

-Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg are rapidly becoming actors who I will watch in anything. THEY ARE AWESOME IN THIS, despite a bit of clunky direction in a few spots where the emotional transition for characters in a scene wasn't handled as deftly as it could have been and was a bit jarring, but that's just my film studies talking. They are great and there are some of their scenes I want to watch again and again (my watching notebook has many scrawlings of their character names with lots of extra vowels in them :-D).

-HEY J. IT HAS WAY MORE LUTHER. And after the opening credits the heights were less intense than prior MI films, and only in well-warned and avoidable ways.

-With the MI films after the first one, I'm not particularly worried about what happens to Ethan Hunt or what he's doing, but I care about the team. It seems to me that this film does too, and that makes me happy.

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capt_facepalm From: capt_facepalm Date: August 19th, 2015 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Simon Pegg! If you haven't seen it yet, do look up Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014). It will not disappoint.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 20th, 2015 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I fully intend to at some point!
tigriswolf From: tigriswolf Date: August 21st, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Is Jane in it? If not, is there a good reason provided?

I'll probably see it if my dad wants to, but I was annoyed that they seemed to have gotten everyone back but her.

Also, for Simon Pegg -- you've seen Hot Fuzz, right?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 22nd, 2015 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Jane isn't in it, I don't recall it being directly addressed. I do know they did want her and Maggie Q's character from the 3rd film involved and did try to work something out with them, but neither actress was available due to scheduling conflicts.

"Also, for Simon Pegg -- you've seen Hot Fuzz, right?"

Seen it, own it, watch it darn near every time I have a crappy day. Right now my Pegg collection on dvd includes the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World's End), MI: 4, Tintin, the TV series Spaced, the episode of Doctor Who he's in, and the Star Trek movies. I've also seen MI: 3 and Paul but don't seem to have them, and I think I have another movie with him in it in my unwatched box but it's buried in there and I can't remember what it is. I'm not avidly collecting them but if I have the resources and happen across something he or Nick Frost are in I'll usually snag it. Hot Fuzz is on my 'perfect movie' list though, and I've seen it probably close to fifty times. :-)
tigriswolf From: tigriswolf Date: August 22nd, 2015 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Okay, knowing that they tried to get her back makes me feel better.

I watched Hot Fuzz two and a half times in one day. It's so utterly ridiculous and I love it.
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