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Amph [Your thread should you choose to accept it] The Mission: Impossible movies

Discussion in 'Community' started by TiniTinyTony , Jul 30, 2018.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  2. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    He chose to accept that mission. ;)
     
  3. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  4. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    i still haven't started MI2 yet. i will soon, i promise
     
  5. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Bring provisions, it's the toughest sit.
     
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  6. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    i'll bring alcoholic provisions and maybe have a captain willard moment.
     
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  7. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    I still need to see Fallout.
     
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  8. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    You should! this happens! He reloads his arms CA-CHAK

    [​IMG]
     
  9. dp4m

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    The best part about that whole thing started even from the trailer, because we're all like... "Did... did he just reload his actual guns?!?"

    And then everyone's totally cool with that, like it's normal, because ... Henry Cavill. Checks out!
     
  10. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    I liked this scene. It was very Bourne, just three guys in a bathroom beating the crap out of each other. Hell, the very first thing Henry Cavil does it beat a guy over the head with Hunt’s 3D printer-laptop
     
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  11. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    i love the bourne movies. maybe i should skip straight to fallout...
     
  12. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Skipping 2 isn't a bad idea but even if you skip to Fallout it's the only real direct sequel in the franchise. Hell, the title is "Fallout" and it's all about what happens after "Rogue Nation".

    I still love 3 and 4, though.
     
  13. Violent Violet Menace

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    Fallout makes the most references to previous plots than any of the others in the series.
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    If you care about the plots of these films, you should see Rogue Nation before Fallout. But if you're just watching for the stunt scenes, it really doesn't matter. IMO, the plots are just thin excuses for a string of stunts.
     
  15. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    just finished mi2. a very silly effort. reeks of ego - disgusting. while stylish, it is taken to the point of absurdity. is woo always like this? i honestly don't remember.

    turn-of-the-millennium garbage. i almost puked when the metallica song kicked in at the end.
     
  16. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    And all of the s l o w m o t i o n action shots. :rolleyes:
     
  17. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    yeah, terrible. i'm gonna try to start mi:3 tonight. just bought a new soundbar so i need to spend some time setting it up first and calibrating the sound and all that ****. we'll see.
     
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  18. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    MI3 and Ghost Protocol are my favourite ones although Rogue Nation and Fallout ain't no slouches. (Apparently I'm in the minority for MI3 which everyone else just seems irritated by). Ghost Protocol is just pure gold all the way through. I should rewatch the first Mission Impossible since it's been, oh, decade at least, probably more.
     
  19. Luke_Sparkewalker

    Luke_Sparkewalker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like MI:3 the best then ghost protocol. So you’re not alone
     
  20. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    okay so mi:3! much better than i remembered it being. i suspect this (unofficially) formed the blueprint for the following installments. certainly the next one, which i've seen.

    anyway the decision to humanize croozes character was a necessary one, particularly after the abstracted godlike entity he was in the last film. vomit.

    i remember not really buying into the fiancee thing when i first saw the film but now i think its fine. the stakes certainly feel more real than they did with the thief he oh-so-poetically falls for in magical espana.

    psh as the villain was an inspired choice. though his motivations are about as vague as the loser from the last film, his laser-like focus and ice-cold, unsentimental logic contrasting with his shlubbiness and lack of self-regard is really compelling.

    so far the most macguffiney macguffin yet. self-mockingly so. i enjoyed it now, not so much back then.

    again, some sequences strain credulity but in comparison with the last film, completely tolerable.

    can't believe how chunky simon whatsisface is in this.

    anyway, on to mi:4!
     
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  21. dp4m

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    Yeah, the Rabbit's Foot or whatever is by far the most literal Macguffin since the GI Joe cartoon episode "Once Upon A Joe" which features the Macguffin Device (it's actual name), thus lampshading it for all time.
     
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  22. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    did we ever find out what the rabbit's foot was ?
     
  23. duende

    duende Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    a macgucfins
     
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  24. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    The closest you get is the anti-God theory, good as any. Oddly, one thing that sticks in my head in that movie is when Cruise is perpetuating his cover story of working on traffic and he talks warmly about traffic being alive and an organism that can stop at any moment "I study traffic patterns. You hit the brakes for a second, just tap them on the freeway, you can literally track the ripple effect of that action across a 200-mile stretch of road, because traffic has a memory. It's amazing. It's like a living organism."

    and Greg Grunberg kind of rolls his eyes. It's very silly but Cruise sells it, still makes me laugh.
     
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  25. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    is that the one with an egg on top?
     
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