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Mission: Impossible III

Review courtesy of SA Movie & DVD Magazine

By James O'Ehley

Tom wasn't going to have anybody flicking their headlights at him, no sirree!

We were stuck in traffic for two hours on our way to the South African premiere and the movie started an hour late, but it didn't really matter since this latest instalment delivers on everything one would expect from a Mission Impossible sequel...

It has slam-bang loud action spectacle and a middle-aged Tom Cruise showing that he has still got what it takes to be a Hollywood action hero (damn his youthful good looks!).

Perhaps not as good as the previous Mission Impossible 2 flick, M:I 3 (its marketing moniker) lacks an action sequence of the same calibre as the motorbike chase in said movie, but it still delivers on some impressive (albeit hugely implausible) action and stunt sequences.

The plot (courtesy of director J.J. Abrams of Lost and Alias fame) seems a bit more complex and involved this time round, yet not quite as incomprehensible as the first instalment. It is flawed however in that it somehow underutilizes recent Oscar winner Phlip Seymour Hoffman as the chief villain.

Still, if you want a popcorn muncher of a movie, then Mission Impossible has the goods.

(Thanks to Bridget Nkuna and her team at UIP as well as sponsors MTN for a swell party by the way.)

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