Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Ethan Hunt gets rescued from prison by IMF agents after the launch codes for Russian nuclear missiles have been stolen by an assassin. IMF has found out that Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist, has set himself the goal of launching a missile towards the US in the hopes of starting a global nuclear war which would destroy most of mankind.
Ethan and his new team head off to the Kremlin in order to stop Hendricks, but when the Kremlin itself gets destroyed in a bombing attack, the US president envokes Ghost Protocol which effectively disavows all IMF agents and lists IMF itself as a terrorist organisation. With little more than themselves and some gadgets retrieved from an abandoned base, Ethan and his team face the ultimate challenge in stopping Hendricks before it’s too late.
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is superb and only if you really look closely on a very big screen will you see some minor banding in the background. For the rest this transfer is spotless with excellent contrast, deep blacks and high level of detail (that fortunately doesn’t affect the CGI).
The sound is truly amazing. I have to say this is without a doubt the best TrueHD 7.1 track I have ever heard. Where most Dolby tracks tend to lack “oomph” compared to DTS, this one doesn’t. And it isn’t just that it’s loud. It’s also incredibly detailed and almost life-like. Every dialogue is crystal clear, each little effect can be heard, and the subwoofer isn’t just used for car chases and such but for supporting every sound that passes by. Amazing and the number one for showing off your surround system!
- Mission Accepted
- Impossible Missions
- Deleted Scenes
Two great documentaries added with some deleted scenes. Nice!
Both Mission Impossible and Tom Cruise have been going a bit downhill over the years but Ghost Protocol brings both back! The action is top notch, the stunts are great as ever, and for once the gadget side of things isn’t as futuristic as we sometimes get but more in line with current-day reality. Also the directing has been done very well, providing plenty of suspense, and all in all we can say Ghost Protocol is without a doubt the best Mission Impossible yet.
If we were to nitpick, we would note that Simon Pegg’s “funny sidekick” character doesn’t add much value, and that Paula Patton doesn’t make much of an impression, but as said: that’s nitpicking.
This Blu-ray transfer is exceptional in both the image and sound department. Image is near perfect, but sound is without a doubt reference material. And finally the extras: also here nothing to complain. The two main features last just under two hours in full and provide more than enough information for the fans. A great package that you shouldn’t leave laying on store shelves!