Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekly Round-Up (12/11/11 - 12/17/11)

Oops. Sorry for the delay.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird) ***1/2 - When I heard that Brad Bird, one of my favorite animated feature directors who directed three winning animated features in a row, is going into live-action, I was thrilled and curious to see what he would bring to the table. When I found out his first foray into live-action would be the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, i was WAAAAHHHH?!?!? But my fears were unfounded because this is without a doubt the BEST Mission: Impossible movie to date. It took the good elements of the last one, built on it and Bird injected his humor (with the help of Simon Pegg) and gift for characterization. He creates a strong, solid escapist action adventure that at long last actually FEELS like an actual Mission: Impossible movie rather than a glossy vehicle for Tom Cruise to show how masculine and awesome he is at stunts.


Blade Runner (Ridley Scott) **** - This is actually my third or fourth time watching this in as many years. It's still a visually sumptuous breathtaking and very intriguing sci-fi epic. Probably one of Ridley Scott's very best works.

16 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Thanks for the Round-Up as always man. I'm a HUGE Mission Impossible fan so I'm seriously tempted to go to the movies to check this new one out!

Bersercules said...

With that recomondation! I will watch the fourth Mission Imposible!

Copyboy said...

Definitely want to catch it.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Blade Runner is an absolute classic. It will be interesting to watch MI:GP now that I see it has your nod of approval.

Simon black said...

Interesting to see how it turns out, I don't have too high hopes though but I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

GT said...

Interesting

The Angry Lurker said...

Glad that Mission 4 is watchable, I like my Blade Runner with the decker commentary.

Mark said...

Well it's not like the fourth Mission:Impossible had much competition for mantle of best MI

Interwebs Fails said...

Blade Runner is amazing!

My 2 Pesos said...

Classic films.

To Tipota said...

I've only watched M:I 1. I was interested in the second due to the Limp Bizkit soundtrack and in the 3rd one due to the J.J. Abrams involvement in the direction/production. Now , after reading this post, I have a reason to watch all of them including the last one.
Blade runner is my fav movie btw. Nice round up.

Trish Ish said...

Blade Runner, a all time classic, I hate Tom Cruise so I'll skip Mission Impossible

Natural One said...

Nice roundup!

Bart said...

heh did u see that pic of simon pegg photo bombing on tom cruise.

Kingmush said...

Blade Runner is such a great movie!

DWei said...

Ehhh... I'll see if I can make time to watch either movie.