Paramount’s release pattern for MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL has been confusing at best to the average moviegoer.
Many fans hit their local megaplexes this past weekend only to find out it wasn’t playing there—YET!
It opened only on IMAX screens last Friday.
Regular theaters weren’t scheduled to open the blockbuster until today (12/21). But then with Columbia Pictures’ THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO moved its opening up from today to yesterday (12/20) at 7:00 p.m., so Paramount did one better. They also moved MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 4’s regular engagements up one day and beat TATTOO’s first performances by 2 hours—starting shows at 5:00 p.m.
So if you were either disappointed last weekend or didn’t want to cough up the steep $15 IMAX ticket price, your wait is over—with change left over for popcorn.
With this 4th edition of the franchise, producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams are giving us the best sequel since it all began on the big screen in 1996.
Some would say that it even tops the original.
M:I-GHOST PROTOCOL is non-stop spy action fueled by incredible stunts with Tom Cruise taking on just about anything and everything.
The centerpiece of the film is a visually mind blowing sequence that features Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower.
Cruise treats the tallest building in the world like a playground jungle gym.
This alone is worth the price of admission.
Add the destruction of the Kremlin and it’s no wonder the President disavows IMF operative Ethan Hunt along with the rest of the agency and initiates ‘ghost protocol’.
Also along for the action ride—and it’s a rocky one—Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and Josh Holloway.
Did I enjoy the picture?
Oh yeah. And I was worn out when it finally all ended some 2 hours and 10 minutes later.
4 out of 5 kick-ass fingers way up for MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL.
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