On Friday, May 5, I saw Mission Impossible III at Sandhills Cinema Sixteen with my friends Nero and Michael. Since I had never seen any of the Mission Impossible movies, I had nothing to compare this one to.
MI3 started out near the end of the plotline then showed events leading up to that point. I have never cared much for the flashback technique because it can be a little confusing. So… I started this movie confused and ended it still puzzled. Maybe it would have been less befuddling if I were familiar with the old television show or had seen the other movies, but we’ll never know.
I tend to be something of a tech rat and special effects are one of my key focuses when I see a movie. In that regard this film fell a bit short except for some impressive explosions. Other than that, there is not much to talk about in this category.
I thought, being a spy thriller, there might have been more potential for technological feats and special effects, but I suppose that cost may have been a factor. I am sure they paid Tom Cruise a tidy sum for his lead in this feature, and while he did an able job, I do not understand his charm as an action adventure hero.
As I exited the theater, I was left to ponder, “What’s with the stupid rabbit’s foot in the biohazard container, and will there be a MI4 to clear up this mystery?” If so, I’ll probably pass on the sequel.
This movie didn’t thrill me. MI3 rates 3 stars for cast and a few cool pyrotechnics.