Prisoners is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis. When Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman) daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? Prisoners opens on September 20, 2013.
Skyfall is the next James Bond film in which Bond’s (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Skyfall opens on November 9, 2012.
Watch the official trailer of The Amazing Spider-Man. In The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner, who becomes his nemesis The Lizard. Directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man opens on July 3, 2012.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol a.k.a. Mission Impossible IV is the fourth Mission Impossible film with Tom Cruise reprising his role as Agent Ethan Hunt. The film is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille).
Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton in "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"
The film begins with IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) busting out of a prison in Russia with the help of IMF agents — Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Jane Carter (Paula Patton). Earlier, Carter has failed in her mission to intercept a file with nuclear code when her agent Trevor Hanaway (Josh Holloway) is killed by Sabine Moreau (Léa Seydoux) a French assassin.
Hunt leads Carter and Dunn in a mission to infiltrate Kremlin to retrieve files for a person with code-named "Cobalt" but they are framed to be responsible for the bombing of Kremlin by Cobalt a.k.a. Kurt Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist).
With the high tension between the Russia and the US, the US president activates "Ghost Protocol", a black operation contingency that disavows the entire IMF. When IMF Secretary (Tom Wilkinson) is killed by Russian forces, intelligence analyst William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), Hunt and his team must work on limited resources to stop Hendricks from starting a nuclear war.
Needless to say, there are plenty of actions as the IMF agents travel from Russia to Dubai then to Mumbai in a mission to prevent Hendricks from activating a Russian missile targeting San Francisco, USA. From climbing the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building by Hunt and interesting cat-fight between Carter and Moreau, the film has never short of action scenes as it moves from one action to another seamlessly.
Although it is his debut live-action film, director Brad Bird manages quite well from transitioning to live-action from animation.
With secrets uncovered throughout the film, it is learnt that Hunt’s wife is still alive and at the end of the film, after a cameo appearance by Ving Rhames who played Ethan’s colleague Luther Stickell in the previous three films, Ethan’s wife, Julia Mead (Michelle Monaghan) is seen on the way to have a drink with her colleagues and possibility of the fifth film in the making.
Overall, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is action-packed, full of adrenaline and never fails to entertain. It is as though as director Bird has turned Tom Cruise into an animated character, always full of zest, always running and never stop. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol may not have the best original script ever with terrorist bombing and starting a nuclear war (X-Men: First Class) something that has done before, but it is certainly the best action flick of 2011.
8 out of 10
Good action-packed popcorn entertainment. Watch it for the top-notch action adventures by the energetic Tom Cruise and the amazing action-sequence by director Brad Bird.