Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Movies: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
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 & André 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.