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Old August 25 2011, 04:23 AM   #16
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Re: Mission: Impossible (1996), Brian de Palma

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Yes this:

Is what a lonely, single, woman who works completely in her own home on the internet looked like in 1996.
And that's still the picture they send me when I ask what they look like!
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Old August 25 2011, 04:16 PM   #17
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Re: Mission: Impossible (1996), Brian de Palma

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I got this movie at a used DVD store the other day as it has been a while since I've seen it.

I've got to say I think it's the "best" of the movies, certainly better than 2, 3 is a close second the up-coming one looks interesting.

But, not ever having seen the series, I think the first movie most captured the elements I'd expect in an Mission Impossible movie. Hell the score alone is pretty awesome. The opening credits sequence with the use of the film and titles, including the cut scenes from the whole movie, is just great. IMHO.

I admit the plot is a bit too layered and confusing and I can understand how fans would be upset with them making Phelps a "bad guy" but overall I think it's actually a good movie.

And, of course, it has one of the most memorable "movie moments" in it with Ethan in the server room. You can't say that about the other M:I movies and the music and score in it is well done.
The only thing I liked about this movie was Danny Elfman's take on the classic theme.
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Old August 25 2011, 10:28 PM   #18
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Re: Mission: Impossible (1996), Brian de Palma

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Actually, nearly all of the Mission Impossible incarnations have some kind of Star Trek connection. Leonard Nimoy was a regular on the original TV series for 1 year. J.J. Abrams directed M:I:III, cast Simon Pegg in a bit role, and the movie was the 1st film to be shot on the Enterprise soundstages after Enterprise was cancelled. Simon Pegg comes back for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The only ones I can't connect back to Star Trek yet are the 1980s revival and the 1st Tom Cruise Movie.
Frequent Star Trek guest star Phil Morris, son of original series co-star Greg Morris, was a regular on the 1980s series. He might be best known for playing Jackie Chiles on Seinfeld and the Martian Manhunter on Smallville. IIRC, his Mission: Impossible character was the son of his father's character on the 1960s series.
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Old September 3 2011, 08:46 PM   #19
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Re: Mission: Impossible (1996), Brian de Palma

Okay, so I've gone ahead and bought, at a Vintage Stock, the 2nd and 3rd Mission Impossible movies (as well as "The Net" as they were having a Buy 2 Get One Free sale) and watched the second movie.

Oy. This one, for me, is just a complete mess. It's over stylized and just full of John Woo's usual bullshit. And Thandie Newton can't act for shit and, frankly, isn't attractive enough to be a female lead.

And John waayyyyyy over uses the rubber mask gag, we get it, John, you like doves! And the score mis-uses the iconic theme.
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