Holiday Movie Guide

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Holiday Movie Guide

------

IN THEATERS DECEMBER 21

View photo

.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence. Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates "Ghost Protocol". Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know. More » Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

-------

Who Will Dig It?

If you're hungry for globe-trotting, mask-wearing, car-crashing, Kremlin-exploding, shot-in-IMAX action -- and you've already got the theme song stuck in your head -- look no further.

Photos: 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Movie Stills >>

-------

Three Good Reasons

  • 1
    "Mission: Impossible 3" was the best movie of the series, and it looks like the fourth installment will make this the rare franchise that actually gets better with age.
  • 2
    If Tom Cruise dangling off the highest building in the world isn't enough for you, he's backed by Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and Simon Pegg.
  • 3
    Not many first time directors already have two Academy Awards, so master animator Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille") should make the transition to live action movies just fine.

Photos: Tom Cruise Gallery >>

-------

Bet You Didn't Know

Yes, that really was Tom Cruise dangling on the outside of the Burj Khalifa, the 163-story, 2,717-foot-tall record holder for the highest structure ever built. But he's not the only person to get a view of Dubai from outside the building. In January 2010, two men broke the world record for BASE jumping by leaping from the 160th floor. And in March of this year, famed French "Spider-Man" Alain Robert, climbed up the outside of the tower. The ascent took six hours.
View Comments