Actors: Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Tom Cruise, Kristin Scott Thomas
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Mission Impossible|
|An espionage team on assignment in Prague is ambushed and everyone killed except American special agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise). There's a mole somewhere, and suspicion falls on him because he survived. The bigger danger is a plot to steal a computer file that contains the real names, placement, and cover stories of all other covert operatives, so Hunt must identify and stop the real spy without the support of his own organization. This involves fleeing government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, and clinging to a speeding bullet train in the Chunnel. The plot of this 1996 homage to the 1960s TV series is impossible to follow, and the characters shallow to nonexistent. Director Brian DePalma delivers a stylish rush of a film that definitely thrills the viewer but leaves almost nothing after its passing.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Mission Impossible|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Time/Era of Movie:
Spying & Terrorists
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char doing spying/sabotage
- finding a spy/saboteur
The terrorist enemy is...
- brunette (Brown)
- short/standard wavy (man)
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavy
- very skinny (woman)
How much in movie?
- a criminal organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Eastern Europe
- fancy mansion
- moving train
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 9 ()
Kind of violence:
- mission to rescue
- mission to protect something
- karate chop
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
- Occasional swearing
Is this movie based on a
- TV show
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