"Mission Impossible" by Yojimbo
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/23/11
When a deep cover operative's entire team is murdered on a mission, he becomes the prime suspect for their betrayal and so puts together a rogue team to steal a top secret document and draw the true culprit out of the shadows. Mission: Impossible was one of the first of the new generation of conspiracy action thrillers, and it's showing its age a little. It all looks rather quaint to the point of corn in the post-Bourne era and the antiquated technology, cheap looking effects and predictable plot suffer immeasurably compared to its modern day counterparts. On the plus side it has a great cast, and despite my loathing of hack director Brian De Palma, his unsophisticated comic strip direction actually works in the context of a kitsch TV show adaptation. It has some inventive moments and good pacing staves off boredom but it's starting to look very old fashioned in this day and age.