How do you begin a fun-filled weekend in Fort Lauderdale?
By going to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in IMAX at the Fort Lauderdale Auto Nation IMAX 3D theater with girl friends!
While MI: Ghost Protocol in IMAX was released on December 16th, it was nearly impossible to get together to go see it until after the holidays were over. This past weekend was the first chance we got to head up to the IMAX theater to enjoy Mr. Cruise on the big screen in one of his best movie projects - who doesn't love the Mission Impossible series?
So...I bet you're wondering how the movie was, if you haven't had the opportunity to see it yet.
The nitty gritty...
Like everything that Tom Cruise does, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was amazing! With 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras, this was the most incredible of the Mission Impossible movies! Fans are able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life, full-screen proportions - and that screen? Gigantic!
A short synopsis: The Kremlin has been bombed, with the blame falling on the IMF. The president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. To clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Hunt assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book. They're on their own, and if they are caught, well, then they are pretty much FUBAR. (For those of you without military-acronym knowledge, that is F*'d up beyond all recognition)
Oh, Tom Cruise. I can't think of anything that Tom Cruise touches that doesn't turn to box office gold. He's one hell of an actor and kept everyone hanging on the edge of their seats as he saved the day - as always! My friend did a little research on the making of the movie and told me that Cruise actually did all of his own stunts. I found that so impressive, and it made the movie all that much more incredible knowing that he really did all of those crazy action packed stunts that make the MI movies so much fun to watch!
The special effects? It was obvious that no expense was spared in the making of this installment of the MI series. Ghost Protocol was by far the most exciting, over-the-top movie I've seen in a long time. While the 3D IMAX experience definitely helped make the movie appealing, I think it would have also been great in regular movie format. Seeing MI: Ghost Protocol in IMAX 3D was just the icing on the cake! I may be a bit spoiled now and want to see every action movie in IMAX 3D! There was a specific scene that took place on the tallest building in Dubai that was just...AWESOME.
The story line behind the action was quite well written and the special effects and non-stop action sequences kept the movie going and you will not be bored in the least. That is what sets Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol apart from other movies that fall under the action category - it is truly an action movie!
Who would have thought when Tom Cruise would end up one of my favorite action hero when he was dancing around in his underwear playing air guitar 20 years ago?
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