Mission Accomplished

Last Saturday, I joined the ICE Club for our ICE Movie Session. The ICE Movie Session is a monthly activity of the club which consists of watching a movie in its English version. As usual, it takes place to a member’s place. This time, we were at Biavo’s place. (Thanks to Biavo and his mum! We loved the cookies and juice!)

Ice Movie Session

Ice Movie Session

We had choices between five movies:

  • Trespass” with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman
  • The Girl with Dragon Tattoo” by David Fincher, with Daniel Craig and Romm
  •  “The Big year” with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black
  • Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol” with Tom Cruise
  • And “We bought a zoo” with Matt Damon

And the choice went to “Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, may be because Tom Cruise was on it? During the movie, all the girls were “Awwww! he’s still handsome” … “Is he married already?”… “who would you prefer Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt ?”…

I’m not really fan of the series “Mission: Impossible” . There are four. In all of them, Tom Cruise played the main character Ethan Hunt  :

  1. Mission : Impossible” (1996) It is a frenchy one, with a French director Brian De Palma and some French actor as well :  Emmanuelle Béart , Jean Reno. For me, it was too much intense to be an action movie ….
  1. Mission : Impossible II” (2000) by a master of movie action : John Woo. He was behind “Broken Arrow” (1996) with John Travolta and Christian Slater, or “Face/Off” (1997) – one of my favorite movie – with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. This one used to be my favorite!
  1. Mission : Impossible III ” (2006) by J.J. Abrams, the man behind “Super 8”, produced by the great Steven Spielberg . This third one was a great action movie as well : suspens, drama, romance …

This last one is one of the kind. The story was quite simple : a mission went wrong where a bad guy stole nuclear code launch and the team’s mission is to stop him, …  quite simple! And, of course, there are great action scenes: they dare exploded The Kremlin, some catfights … . The movie is funnier comparing with the ones before : good dialogues with great humour. And, I enjoyed all actors acting, precisely, Simon Pegg acting, the British actor, he is funny and I love his British accent!

But I think I liked this movie because of the director Brad Bird, not Tom Cruise.  Brad Bird, a twice Academy Award Winner, directed as well “The Iron Giant” (1999), “The Incredibles” (2004) – 2 Oscars, “Ratatouille” (2007) – the second Oscar. Yes! Those are all animation movies and among the best. Actually, this movie is the first length action film Brad Bird directing, and I have to say he did a nice shot ! The sens of humour, the touch of imagination (a man climbing a hotel with gloves, a man flying … ) combined with action and drama scenes gave a piece of art : enough serious to be interesting and make you laugh all along!


Make it rime in order to make is easier to remember

Benji Dunn: [showing a glove] Now remember: “Blue is glue!”.
Ethan Hunt: And red?
Benji Dunn: Dead.

Pressure pressure, pressure …

Brandt: 26 minutes till door knock… 25 minutes till door knock… 24 minutes till door knock…
Ethan Hunt: The countdown is not helping.

Happy ending ?

Ethan Hunt: Mission accomplished!

Must Seen Movies ?

I pass by a movie store today and there were two movie posters side by side at the door … My eyes went like this …

And I stayed like this for a little while …

Just by the cover, those movies became must seen ones for me! I didn’t see them yet then. But I knew I will like them. For sure, they will have great storyline, with great directing. And no wonder the visual effects would be terrific. But that wouldn’t be the real reason I would watch those movies … those movies were : “Captain America : The First Avenger” 2011, and  “Green Lantern” 2011

No, no! it’s not because they are both superheros . Can’t you see yet why ??

… how about this ?

Now you begin to understand …

And add this …

Incredible !!!! I kown !!  that’s why those movies are must seen ones!

FYI, Ryan Reynolds (“Buried” 2010, “The Proposal” 2009) was “The Sexiest Man Alive 2010” by the Magazine People . Don’t ask me about 2011 , it’s not yet revealed! and yeah! he is damn hot!

About Chris Evans (Fantastic Four” 2005, “The Losers” 2010), I give him a two thumbs up for his extraordinary body change for his role . See for yourself …

Let’s look closer to this transformation ….

Before - After

This reminds me Tom Hanks in “Cast Away” 2000 by the talented Oscar winner  and one of my favorite Director: Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the future” series 1985-1989-1990,  “Death Become her” 1992 with Bruce Willis – Meryl Streep, “Forrest Gump“1994, “Contact” 1997 with Jodie Foster)

He lost 40 pounds (18,14 kg) during the movie, and he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance!

Tom Hanks in "Cast Away" 2000

So, if ever you have those movies, … well, … keep them! I’ll have mine! lol lol

No …  just kidding! Let’s enjoy the movies together!


From “Captain America : The first Avenger

Peggy Carter: How do you feel?
Steve Rogers: Taller.

From “Green Lantern

Hal Jordan: [to his one-night stand] Sorry, I’m late. Help yourself, there’s water from the tap!

From “Cast Away

Chuck Noland: We live and we die by time. And we must not commit the sin of losing our track on time.