Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol: Brad Bird’s entry to the franchise is competently made and entertaining, but also, in a way, the more generic entry (in the sense that, for the previous three films, you could recognize the director’s fingerprints and in this one, you can’t). That’s not much a complaint, as the film retains heavily the spirit of the source material (all the while also retaining the outlandish action scenes that became a hallmark more recently). The cast is solid; the increased presence of Simon Pegg adds a welcome amount of levity. Robert Elswit’s camerawork is elegant and brings a lot of clarity to the action.
See what I wrote previously: