Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q, Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Laurence Fishburne, Bellamy Young, Jeff Chase, Bahar Soomekh, George Cheung, Ty Williams, Sasha Alexander, Aaron Paul
IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is forced back into the field just when he was planning on marrying his girlfriend, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). The agency asks Hunt to save an operative (Keri Russell) he trained after weapons dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) kidnaps her. With the help of his field team, Hunt achieves his goal, but becomes involved in a web of double-crosses that leave him wondering if he can trust his superiors.
Making a sequel to Mission: Impossible II wasn't hard, but I have to say this film pretty impressed me. Mission: Impossible III is thrilling and entertaining, and, although it is not up to any film of the Bourne trilogy, it is a good spy film.
Once again there are lots of explosions, and gadgets explode in five seconds, but there is not an overuse of masks - we finally get to know how they make those things - and the impossible stunts, that have characterized the previous films, are finally gone, and I guess I have to thank J.J. Abrams for that.
The acting is good. Tom Cruise does a good job in the action scenes, where his facial expressions are pretty much convincing, but he fails in having chemistry with Michelle Monaghan (True Detectives). Philip Seymour Hoffman does an excellent job as villain Owen Davian, bringing some terror to the character.
Brassel: Mr. Musgrave, please don't interrupt me when I'm asking rhetorical questions.