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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 action spy film, and the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series. It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, and is director Brad Bird's first live-action film. Ghost Protocol was written by Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The film was partially shot with IMAX cameras, which made up approximately 30 minutes of the film's runtime. Bird insisted that the film be shot in IMAX, as opposed to 3D, as he felt that the IMAX format offered the viewer more immersion due to its brighter, higher quality image, which is projected on a larger screen, without the need for specialised glasses.
Bird also believed that IMAX format would bring back "a level of showmanship" to the presentation of Hollywood films, which he believes the industry has lost due to its emphasis on screening films in multiplexes as opposed to grand theaters, and vetoing "first runs" in favor of wider initial releases.
MI: Ghost Protocol. Many of the film's interior scenes were shot at the Canadian Motion Picture Park in Vancouver, including a key transition scene in a specially equipped IMF train car and the battle between Hunt and Hendricks in a Mumbai automated multi-level parking garage (which was constructed over a six-month period just for the film).
MI: Ghost Protocol. The film climax scene was shot in Sun TV office, Chennai, India. However, the film's opening Moscow prison escape scenes were shot on location in a real former prison near Prague. The film also features a BMW i8 concept car. the film was released in IMAX and other large-format theaters in the US on December 16, 2011, with general release scheduled for December 21, 2011.
MI: Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise performed a sequence where Ethan Hunt scales the outside of the Burj Khalifa tower, which is the tallest building in the world, without the use of a stunt double. The cables were then digitally erased in post-production by Industrial Light & Magic. Following Cruise's example, Patton and Seydoux also chose to forego the use of stunt doubles for their fight scene at the Burj Khalifa where Carter exacts her revenge upon Moreau for Hanaway's death
MI: Ghost Protocol. The film has received positive reviews, scoring 93% on the film-critic aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 125 reviews, making it the most acclaimed entry of series. The site's critical consensus is, "Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, saying the film "is a terrific thriller with action sequences that function as a kind of action poetry".
MI: Ghost Protocol. Brad Bird, the animation wizard, showing an animator's miraculously precise use of visual space, has a playful, screw-tightening ingenuity all his own." Principal photography took place from October 2010 to March 2011. Filming took place in Dubai, Prague, Moscow, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Vancouver. Although Cruise appears to be free solo climbing in the film with the help of special gloves, in reality he was securely attached to the Burj Khalifa at all times by multiple cables.
MI: Ghost Protocol. In limited IMAX release in North America, it earned $12.8 million over its opening weekend, including $4.1 million on its opening Friday. Internationally, it debuted to a $69.5 million box office in 42 markets representing approximately 70 percent of the marketplace. In the United Arab Emirates, it set an all-time opening weekend record of $2.4 million
MI: Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, the team's leader and the protagonist of the film series, Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, IMF Secretary's chief analyst and former IMF field agent, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, an IMF technical field agent and part of Hunt's team, Paula Patton as Jane Carter, a member of Hunt's team, Michael Nyqvist as Kurt Hendricks, a Swedish-born Russian nuclear strategist and the film's primary antagonist, etc.
MI: Ghost Protocol. Anil Kapoor plays an important rolein Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol as Brij Nath, a rich Indian businessman. Although Cruise appears to be free solo climbing in the film with the help of special gloves, in reality he was securely attached to the Burj Khalifa at all times by multiple cables.
MI: Ghost Protocol. Dan Kois of Slate.com, commenting on the film's craftsmanship and context, said, "Along with [being] many other things — a crackerjack action picture, a smoothly operating product-endorsement machine, a useful guide to the obscuring of Cruise's annoying persona via millions of dollars of special effects — the fourth 'Mission: Impossible' movie also functions as a primer on how to use IMAX technology to immerse an audience. The scenes on the Burj gave me more vertigo than Vertigo.
MI: Ghost Protocol. As Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly analyzed, the movie "brims with scenes that are exciting and amazing at the same time; they're brought off with such casual aplomb that they're funny, too. ... Ghost Protocol is fast and explosive, but it's also a supremely clever sleight-of-hand thriller. Brad Bird, the animation wizard, ... showing an animator's miraculously precise use of visual space, has a playful, screw-tightening ingenuity all his own."