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Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!
It was my Mum’s birthday last Monday on the 5th of March. As well as enjoying a meal to celebrate her birthday, we also enjoyed two ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies, starring Tom Cruise. Mum had these movies on Blu-ray from Dad. Don’t worry! I did get my Mum a birthday present. I’ll review that soon.
Since my parents and I enjoyed ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ on Blu-ray last Christmas, we thought of catching up with the previous films and enjoy more action-adventure spy drama with Tom Cruise as the hero. We’re also looking forward to seeing ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ in 2018.
The two movies Mum had for her birthday were ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Mission: Impossible III’. And to answer your question, I don’t know why we missed out ‘Mission: Impossible II’. Somehow my Dad didn’t purchase it on Blu-ray when he went to the shops. Typical! How come Dad messed up? 😀
But to be honest, I don’t think you need to see all these ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies in chronological order. They’re pretty much standalone films and they can easily be enjoyed without any worry for continuity. ‘Rogue Nation’ was easy to get into as a film, so it must be the same for the other movies.
The first ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie was made in 1996. In this movie, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent, gets framed for the murder of his fellow agents during a mission at a Prague Embassy and for selling government secrets. Can Ethan clear his name and discover who’s setting him up here?
I must admit, I found this film pretty complex in terms of its plot. I would need to watch this film again, since there was a lot to take in, especially as an introduction to the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series. But I enjoyed Tom Cruise’s debut performance as Ethan Hunt in the movie. I was pleased to see Jon Voight as Jim Phelps, who I’d previously seen in the first ‘Transformers’ film by Michael Bay.
‘Mission: Impossible III’ was made in 2006 and was directed by J.J. Abrams (of ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ fame). I enjoyed this film more than I enjoyed the first ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie. It sees Tom Cruise as Ethan about to get married, before he gets recruited into another mission for the IMF.
Ethan and his team of secret agents deal with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Owen Davian, an elusive arms and information broker who’s going to sell a mysterious, dangerous object called ‘The Rabbit’s Foot’. I found it intense when Ethan was being threatened by the villainous Owen Davian. I hoped Ethan would save his fiancée, Michelle Monaghan as Julia Meade, who gets kidnapped in the movie.
It was great to watch these ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies on Blu-ray. I know there are some gaps to be filled with the second and fourth film in the series. But my parents and I found these films really enjoyable to watch. I look forward to see what a ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie is like on the big screen.
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Bye for now!