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Old 06-11-2009, 09:16 AM
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Acoording to movie news on www.empireonline.co.uk there are reports that J.J Abrams and Tom Cruise have hit upon an idea for a fourth entry in the franchise.

Given that Abrams' Mission: Impossible III was actually a pretty good film, I'd be quite interested in seeing another one.

How does the Mission: Impossible series go for others?
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:14 AM
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MI-2 had it's problems, but it's a VERY John Woo film. Maybe Woo wasn't the best chopice for MI, but I liked his take on it.

MI-1, it's De Palma doing MI as if it were Hitchcock, with lots of suspense and intrigue.

MI-3 was a real return to what made the TV show work in it's elements.
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Yes, 1 and 3 were my favourites as well. I like John Woo but I don't feel his style suited the Mission: Impossible style.

The Hitchcockian elements were distincly DePalma and then Abrams hit the tone of the show on the head with his 3rd entry.

Cruise usually likes a different director for each film.

No-one else a Mission: Impossible fan?
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I loved the TV series and the first movie.

MI2 was a collection Woo moments from his other movies in an attempt to make an American 007. I thought it was pants.

I have not seen 3. not by choice, just never got around to it. is it more like the first movie or the second?
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It's definitely not like the second film, that's for sure.

As to the first - it's plot is not as intricate as the first, but it captures the series better than the first.
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Yes, 1 and 3 were my favourites as well. I like John Woo but I don't feel his style suited the Mission: Impossible style.

The Hitchcockian elements were distincly DePalma and then Abrams hit the tone of the show on the head with his 3rd entry.

Cruise usually likes a different director for each film.

No-one else a Mission: Impossible fan?
I think Cruise wanted to keep the directing fresh for each installment at the time.
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did 3 do anything different with the disguises?
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did 3 do anything different with the disguises?
Ah, you should rent it and see.
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Ah, you should rent it and see.
I'll get to it someday.

I know idea of an agent donning a disguise and "becoming" that other actor is from the show, but perhaps there is a way to do it so that it's still Cruise (or whoever)

I hope the next one is not a Cruise fest, but more an ensemble piece like the series.

did Nimoy take over Landau's role or was it the other way around?
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I'll get to it someday.

I know idea of an agent donning a disguise and "becoming" that other actor is from the show, but perhaps there is a way to do it so that it's still Cruise (or whoever)

I hope the next one is not a Cruise fest, but more an ensemble piece like the series.

did Nimoy take over Landau's role or was it the other way around?
Nimoy did not take over Landau's role, Nimoy's charater Paris, was a magician.
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