Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
A man named Owen Davian kills an IMF agent that was sent undercover by the legendary Ethan Hunt, who has retired from combat missions. Hunt now has a fiancé, Julia, who believes that he works for the traffic department when he really trains younger IMF agents to go into combat. He is assigned to his last mission. His mission, should he choose to accept it is to capture Davian, who is selling a toxic weapon called the rabbits foot. But Davian is reckless, cruel, and deathly. He promises Hunt that he will find Julia, hurt her, and Ethan will be too dead to help her. The mission is no more different to others, its dangerous, smart, and impossible; but now it's personal.
Joe Carnahan was offered the position of director, after Tom Cruise was impressed by his work on Narc (2002), which Cruise also Executively Produced. Carnahan stepped down from the position of director, because of creative differences only a month before filming was originally due to begin in August of 2004. His departure delayed the film by a year, while a new director was being sought. In this time, Cruise went on to film War of the Worlds (2005) which had its originally intended 2006 release fast-tracked by a year. See more »
(At around 1h 50m) Ethan tackles Owen as he is loading a pistol to shoot Julia. They tumble together through a glass door. As Owen lands on his back and drops the pistol, Ethan (his stuntman/Cruise himself) can be seen tapping Phillip Seymour Hoffman on the chest as if to say "okay" or "good job" See more »
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The fun, the adventure, the creativity, never ease up
In this third film of the series, Ethan Hunt has retired from the field, and is training new agents . His sweetheart Julia (Michelle Monaghan) thinks he works for the Department of Transportation
When one of his pupils is kidnapped by a sadistic arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Hunt decides to assemble his old team to retrieve her, putting in mortal danger his new love
J.J. Abramsin his first feature filmshot "Mission: Impossible III" with a sense of timing and suspense We're dealing with full-flash blanks, glass breaking, explosions And we see Hunt, in a quite interesting shot, running up a wall to enter the Vatican Also, in the bridge sequence, he runs away from a rocket hit on one of the vehicles It's cool because the way he's running, the look on his face, before, during and after that impact could only have been done only by an actor as good as him In China, in an old fishing village, we see him jumping off tile rooftops, with incredible grace, precision, coordination and footwork Then, with Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell) they jump out of a building on a cable landing on a truck
The special effects, and visual effects are great They all work together... The Shanghai street chase with Tom leaning out of the car at some insanely dangerous angle to shoot a gun under a truck; Also Tom, in a high-speed boat, on the Tiber River in Rome, Italy; the blowing of a nice spectacular sports car; and, of course, the helicopter chase sequence where, in pursuit, the bad-guy helicopter emerges out of a fireball
Also, in a fantastic shot, in Shanghai, China, when the camera comes in and then goes around Tom as he's standing on top of a Shanghai roof The camera comes over his shoulder and look down at the ground, so we'll see Tom on the top of the Shanghai building, hundreds feet in the air, and just to show and set up the jeopardy of what he's about to accomplish
Well, I loved the director's work He's so detail-oriented The fun, the adventure, the creativity, never eased up
And, please, don't miss Colleen Atwood, entering the Vatican, with a head-turner red dress
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