Nowadays, Tom Cruise is a punchline for people who don’t even tell jokes.
Don’t be surprised if “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” changes that.
With the release of a new trailer, the film — Pixar savant Brad Bird’s first live-action directorial effort — appears to be everything the last James Bond film lacked: high stakes, a tight and intricate plot and some magnetic supporting players.
Despite his many flaws, Cruise has always been a charismatic lead. And given the opportunity to spar with actors like Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, we could be looking at the next “Inception” — an intelligent ensemble film with the heart of a really good action flick.
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” will be released December 21.
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