MI:III Tops, Yet Disappoints

Either Cruise has lost his Box Office appeal or no one wanted to rehash the snore-fest that was MI:II, but J.J. Abrahms feature directoral debut grossed a disappointing $48 million.

  1. Mission: Impossible III *
  2. RV
  3. An American Haunting *
  4. Stick It
  5. United 93
  6. Ice Age: The Meltdown
  7. Silent Hill
  8. Scary Movie 4
  9. Akeelah and the Bee
    Hoot * (Tie)

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5 replies on “MI:III Tops, Yet Disappoints”

  1. hans says:

    MI:II, if you ask me.
    I could care less about Cruise; I have enjoyed some of his movies and not enjoyed/never seen more.

    I saw and enjoyed the first Mission: Impossible, so I went into MI:II with high hopes and had them smashed to smitherines. What an awful movie. If I hadn’t heard hype about Abrams in connection with the Star Trek thing, I would not be planning to see MI:III at all. As it is I’ll probably wait until video.

    • Fozzy_Bear says:

      Re: MI:II, if you ask me.

      If I hadn’t heard hype about Abrams in connection with the Star Trek thing, I would not be planning to see MI:III at all. As it is I’ll probably wait until video.

      Don’t Worry: Spoilers are tagged.

      Man, this sure does delfate my spirits. I just saw MI:3 last night and the directing sucked actively. The movie wasn’t what I would call "BAD" but the worst parts were stuff I trace back to the director. First, it opened with a part from the middle of the movie and did one of those "48 hours earlier…" things that we here are oh, so fond of. Then when they had some really cool looking automatic remote controled guns, they never gave you a clear look at them or the dammage they did. Just a few frames outside and things inside being torn appart by sound affects. Later, when some of the coolest actions was taking place, they didn’t even bother to show it. They just cut to the people who were waiting in the van and had a talk about their childhood cat. – I kid you not. – And then at the end when Hunt was lieing on the floor dead, waiting for his wife to save him, I actually yawned. Physically. Obviously there was meant to be drama there, but with the framing, the pace, and the music, I was actually bored. I remember thinking about Star Trek at that point in MI:3 and I mentally moved it from "see in theaters" to "rent it" while I was waiting for MI:3 to pick back up.

      Oh, and the "unexpected plot twist at the end" was about as subtle as a log truck that lost it’s brakes coming down an West Virginia mountain trail.

      But I did mention that it wasn’t all bad. The stunt where Hunt jumps and swings between two buildings was actually quite cool. It is just a shame that it was set up by Crack Chinese military guards being totally distracted by a baseball pitching machine.

  2. Jethro says:

    Are you guys serious?

    or no one wanted to rehash the snore-fest that was MI:II

    MI:II was the most fun I had in a movie theatre. Sure, the plot was kinda dumb and the plot holes were huuuge, but thew action was fantastic.

    Then again, I knew it was directed by John Woo so I knew exactly what to expect. And I got exactly what I expected – a solid action movie were you don’t really pay attention to the plot, a lot of slow-motion and some doves.

    I’d take a John Woo-directed action move over this J.J. guy any day.

    • pdavis says:

      Re: Are you guys serious?

      I’d take a John Woo-directed action move over this J.J. guy any day.

      As much as I love John Woo… neither 1 or 2 was a Mission Impossible movie! Neither one felt like the original series. They both focused too much on Cruise and not on the team. They both focused too much on personal matters and not enough on the mission.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Are you guys serious?

        Neither one felt like the original series. They both focused too much on Cruise and not on the team. They both focused too much on personal matters and not enough on the mission.

        M:I and The Saint were both trying to take over the James Bond action. The way that franchise is being run nowadays, I kinda think that maybe he’ll suceed.

        Though, M:I2 was soooooooooo bad, maybe not.

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