Ghost Protocol has the IMF disavowed and at stake is a nuclear war between Russia and America due to a maniacal rogue scientist. The film begins on a promising note, with stupendous action sequences throughout the first half. The sequence on the high rise in Dubai is especially riveting and edge of the seat, so is the piece in pseudo Mumbai where most of the writing was in Kannada (and we were going gaga over a Hindi break through here).
There is much going on in the film in term of action and movement, the story is plausible and flawed, yet doesnt fall apart and earnest performances by the entire cast keep the tempo going.
Does this mean another edition of the series is welcome? I personally think no is the answer. Tom is visibly growing old, and it shows in the approach to the role as well. The film works this one time simply due to nostalgia and that urge to relive the good ol days of unabashed impossible mission by Ethan. am not sure another escapade by the aging star would cut much ice with the audiences.
For now though, MI4 is a thriller of a ride. Watch it, enjoy the thrill, just don't ask for more of it. view less