Originally Posted by oink
Renner doesn't come off so well here.
However, Cruise and the girl are very good.
Wow, you & I are right there man..precisely!!!
Renner is just too hicky or "jack & diane" that john cougar mellencamp sings about even though he's slicked out in Gucci. He's got that back home town guy you root for in the Hurt locker but Im just not feeling it for him in this and the next Bourne films...YMMV of course.
Yeah Tom kicked major ass in this and I'm sure he wanted to hush all the haters and back lash since the Oprah debacle...the boy came out to play that's for sure. And this is my 1st intro to paula patton and I like her a lot too...where have they been hiding her? want to see less Michelle rodriguez and zoe saldana more paula patton.
Again this was really a mix bag, lots of + but lots of - too. Weak silent villain, but the russian femme assassin was badass and could have been utilized more. Some great espionage execution like the dual meeting for the nuclear codes for diamonds was genius. The wall climb action was jaw dropping but too much horse playing around to being taken seriously. Wasteful nonsense cameo from ving rhames. Some of dialogue in this was razor sharp fast witty cool amongst the MI crew...but somehow they just felt like separate entities own their own hired for this mission yet could read each others mind like they grew up together.
This is my 2nd long dissertation on this film because it just needed to come out. Despite all that, I'm still lingering about the sick cinematography and direction of brad bird. It's so bold, enveloping and epic for a 1st timer, incredible.