A man named Owen Davian kills an IMF agent that was sent undercover by the legendary Ethan Hunt, who has retired from combat missions. Hunt now has a fiancé, Julia, who believes that he works for the traffic department when he really trains younger IMF agents to go into combat. He is assigned to his last mission. His mission, should he choose to accept it is to capture Davian, who is selling a toxic weapon called the rabbits foot. But Davian is reckless, cruel, and deathly. He promises Hunt that he will find Julia, hurt her, and Ethan will be too dead to help her. The mission is no more different to others, its dangerous, smart, and impossible; but now it's personal.
Some of the scenes were shot in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The crew and cast were directed to the set of "Heyday". This diversionary title was posted everywhere downtown so as to distract onlookers and tourists from the movie set. See more »
(at around 1h 22 mins) Luther states Ethan is going to use a "fulcrum" to swing from one building to another in order to steal the Rabbit's Foot when in fact what the team uses is a pendulum. A fulcrum is a point for a lever to act upon, a pendulum swings under the influence of gravity. See more »
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The fun, the adventure, the creativity, never ease up
In this third film of the series, Ethan Hunt has retired from the field, and is training new agents . His sweetheart Julia (Michelle Monaghan) thinks he works for the Department of Transportation
When one of his pupils is kidnapped by a sadistic arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Hunt decides to assemble his old team to retrieve her, putting in mortal danger his new love
J.J. Abramsin his first feature filmshot "Mission: Impossible III" with a sense of timing and suspense We're dealing with full-flash blanks, glass breaking, explosions And we see Hunt, in a quite interesting shot, running up a wall to enter the Vatican Also, in the bridge sequence, he runs away from a rocket hit on one of the vehicles It's cool because the way he's running, the look on his face, before, during and after that impact could only have been done only by an actor as good as him In China, in an old fishing village, we see him jumping off tile rooftops, with incredible grace, precision, coordination and footwork Then, with Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell) they jump out of a building on a cable landing on a truck
The special effects, and visual effects are great They all work together... The Shanghai street chase with Tom leaning out of the car at some insanely dangerous angle to shoot a gun under a truck; Also Tom, in a high-speed boat, on the Tiber River in Rome, Italy; the blowing of a nice spectacular sports car; and, of course, the helicopter chase sequence where, in pursuit, the bad-guy helicopter emerges out of a fireball
Also, in a fantastic shot, in Shanghai, China, when the camera comes in and then goes around Tom as he's standing on top of a Shanghai roof The camera comes over his shoulder and look down at the ground, so we'll see Tom on the top of the Shanghai building, hundreds feet in the air, and just to show and set up the jeopardy of what he's about to accomplish
Well, I loved the director's work He's so detail-oriented The fun, the adventure, the creativity, never eased up
And, please, don't miss Colleen Atwood, entering the Vatican, with a head-turner red dress
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