Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 05/11/2016




FORMAT: Blu-Ray


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 13 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 30 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4780.1 miles


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SYNOPSIS: A secret government organization tries to stop a nuclear terrorist from gaining Russian nuclear launch codes.


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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Espionage in the high tech age.  James Bond meets American ingenuity.  


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PROS AND CONS:  This film is part of a franchise.  Franchises are only successful if the films meet with broad public acceptance and approval.  So, this must be what the public wants.  


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A lot of action, a lot of plot twists, great location shooting and a total disbelief in reality.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a fun film to watch and I am sure the next installment (Rogue Nation) will be just as good.


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However, If found myself checking email on my phone and reading up on the film on the Internet Movie Database during most of the lengthy action sequences.  I paid the most attention during the scenes where there was actual plot development.


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Which had me wondering, are there Russian action movies where a KGB agent saves the inept Americans by preventing an Idaho Neo Nazi from blowing up Hoover Dam?  Just sayin…….



To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.