Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Movies: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Being an entertainer in a world of growing competition is getting more & more challenging. Making a fresh & surprising action movie is almost a "mission impossible". There are now so many competing products like the "James Bond" franchise, the  "Bourne" serials, the "Mission Impossible" collection and a lot of other expensive cinema & TV spectacles.

The makers of "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" did a good job (imdb). The producers (J.J. Abrams, Tom Cruise et al.), script writers (Josh Appelbaum & AndrĂ© Nemec) and the director (Brad Bird) delivered cutting edge action cinema.

The Tom Cruise vehicle followed the approved role model of the computing James Bond movies and showed a lot of of awesome but plausible  technical gadgets. The use of 3-d-printers, which create perfect masks, gloves which permit gluing at the glass walls of skyscrapers. and a lot of other devices made the action scenes much more thrilling.

Well done was also the use of a lot of scenic & exotic locations. Especially the views of Dubai and its Burj Khalifa, now the highest skyscraper of the world (wikipedia), are especially awesome. I guess the challenges in the market of action flics are now a bit larger.

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