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Old December 17 2011, 06:10 AM   #61
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Re: Brad Bird all but confirmed as "Mission: Impossible IV" director

Just got back from the IMAX. It was tons of fun. And we got to see a little bit of 'The Dark Knight Rises', too.
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Old December 17 2011, 08:50 AM   #62
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Most entertaining movie of the series. Hell of a lot of fun. Cruz plays it less seriously than before. Pegg is very funny. Fantastic action that you must watch on IMAX.

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Old December 17 2011, 01:56 PM   #63
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Belfast's only IMAX cinema has closed down. So pissed off!
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Old December 17 2011, 02:01 PM   #64
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^ I've not seen the movie yet. I am hoping to tonight but to address your question from a few days ago...Julia (Ethan's wife) is addressed.
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Old December 17 2011, 02:28 PM   #65
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Belfast's only IMAX cinema has closed down. So pissed off!
Are there any in Ireland?
So behind the times as usual.
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Old December 17 2011, 06:43 PM   #66
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The entire Dubai sequence looks amazing. IMAX > 3D.
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Old December 17 2011, 07:36 PM   #67
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Belfast's only IMAX cinema has closed down. So pissed off!
Are there any in Ireland?
So behind the times as usual.
I believe Dublin's only one, in Parnell Street, closed in 2000. Belfast's closed in 2007. So, nope. Behind the times is right.

Developers in Ireland think consumers are only interested in pubs and shopping centres. Never occurs to them that we might like a new cinema, whether conventional or IMAX.
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Old December 18 2011, 07:29 AM   #68
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Hmm, thought the movie was solid enough, but from the reviews I was expecting something a lot more... fast-paced and high energy. This one actually felt kind of subdued compared to the previous movies.

It was also a bit difficult to understand what the heck the team was trying to accomplish at times, at least until it was all over. The villain's "big evil plan" seemed awfully lacking in imagination and originality as well.

In the end, I'd have to say I thought the third movie was the stronger one.
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Old December 18 2011, 11:55 AM   #69
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I saw it today in IMAX and I'd give it a solid A-minus. My only fault with it is that the villain isn't very engaging -- but the interaction amongst the IMF team is brilliant, to the extent that I actually want to see a sequel with the same four main heroes: Ethan, Benji, Carter and Brandt.

The action sequences are extraordinarily well done, and the movie is just really well directed in general. Acting is great, dialogue is great, comedic moments are done in just the right balance. And it never gets boring.

So, yeah, I'd recommend. In fact, you should probably see it in IMAX because that's how the action sequences were filmed and it REALLY looks and sounds amazing like that.
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Old December 18 2011, 12:57 PM   #70
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But IMAX gives me headaches.
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Old December 18 2011, 02:17 PM   #71
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So don't see it in IMAX then.
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Old December 19 2011, 12:34 AM   #72
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I thought it was terrific, wisely focusing on humor and action rather than anything more serious. The only two false notes are when Jeremy Renner explains his past and at the end, when Ethan Hunt lays it on a little thick about how great his team is. The emotions there don't work (and, to be honest, Jeremy Renner's character doesn't make much of an impression; despite the implication that he would be taking over for Cruise, the end of the movie doesn't suggest that and Renner's performance and character don't, either). Otherwise, it's excellent. The Dubai skyscraper scene had me at the edge of my seat, and Simon Pegg had me in stitches.

Plus, there are three cameos by characters in previous films, all of which are fun.

The IMAX was definitely worth it (especially if you go to a genuine IMAX screen, like the one at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle where I saw the movie). It's a shame the next Trek movie is heading in the 3D route rather than IMAX.

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Old December 19 2011, 06:01 AM   #73
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(and, to be honest, Jeremy Renner's character doesn't make much of an impression; despite the implication that he would be taking over for Cruise, the end of the movie doesn't suggest that and Renner's performance and character don't, either).
I reckon Cruise will do one more MI movie, which will make more of an effort to better establish Brandt as a major hero and end with Ethan retiring for good or possibly dying. Then Renner will take over as the lead in the next one after that.
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Old December 19 2011, 06:00 PM   #74
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I remember reading some time ago that there were rumours of a MI:5 in the early planning stages. This might have changed of course but I wouldn't be surprised if Cruise did one more.
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Old December 22 2011, 04:32 AM   #75
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Reviews for this have been great. Looks like it will end up being best of the franchise.l
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