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Frank Mancuso Jr. productions For such an enjoyable movie TV series? View all posts >


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While I don't think the cgi looks atrocious by any means, it sure as hell defeats the point of resurrecting a property which was based on and enriched by practical effects in the first place. I'll admit while watching Age of Resistance it was blatantly obvious every time I saw a digitally rendered environment. It makes it look like every other mediocre fantasy/ sci fi thing made today. 1. Ed Wood. His performance as the B-budget King is spot-on hilarious. Also my favorite Tim Burton film! 2. Gilbert in Who's Eating Grape. An oddly down-to-earth "human" performance in comparison. Johnny plays him very earnest but with nuance. He's all subtle angst; kinda Brando-ish. 3. Edward Scissorhands...Arguably still his best transformative role. Some find him creepy, I on the other-hand find Edward very endearing. By now it's probably cliche to mention these classics, but they are my favorites: The Searchers (1956) Fargo (1996) Haven't seen Buffalo 66. Heard only good things about it. That's a great point. Naming Cruise Jim Phelps or 'James Phelps' would have been a simple antidote to the angry response from fans. Still there's nothing really tying this movie to the tv series anyway; Phelps is played by Voight, for starters, and Grave's Phelps was would been 70 something in 1996; Jon Voight was in his 40s in M:I 1. It's a loose movie adaptation. Different Phelps, different universe. The old cast denounced the film because nobody called them to ask them if they wanted to appear in it. They were bitter. Especially Peter Graves, understandably. Far as music, dialogue, casting and cinematography is concerned, I agree it's the best MI movie. However the plot is a whole other kettle of fish: it's sophisticated, but also way too convoluted. The Captain Kirk comparison's a good one! But having thought it through, this Jim Phelps played by Jon Voight is really nothing like the Jim Phelps played by Peter Graves. It's more like an alternative universe to the show's. Are you referring to the scene where Max loads up the disc while interrogating Hunt? Remember Hunt explains to Max that the disc is installed with a homing device to match their location. Max believes she has the real list, and loads it up regardless of Hunt's warning. The fake list was the CIA's decoy in the "mole hunt," so my guess is that the homing device was put there by them to track it during that operation. Kittridge didn't know Hunt would be booting it up later. This whole premise is spelled out to us by Kittridge in the restaurant. Afterwards, Hunt puts two and two together, finds the arms-dealer Max to settle an agreement: the entire (real) list, sold to her, in return for the delivery of "Jobe" (the mole/traitor who assasinated the IMF team.) The NOC List is essential to Hunt flushing out the traitor in return for him being proven innocent. View all replies >