Can You Handle Ghost Protocol Ethan Hunt?
I welcomed in the new year with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. It’s unreal that Tom Cruise has been delivering mega blockbusters since the 80’s. He didn’t disappoint in his latest caper.
It’s All About Cruise
Although a little longer in the tooth, Cruise is still the best man to lead the IMF team in thwarting another threat to world peace. The wily veteran commands his team in and out of countless impossible situations and also puts himself on the line with some death defying stunts. Tom is still Top Gun!
Impossible Mission Force
Simon Pegg was serviceable as the bumbling newbie. Looks like he’s cornered the market on third fiddles (ala Scotty from Star Trek). I read that Jeremy Renner could be primed as Cruise’s heir apparent. I loved him in The Hurt Locker. He did a nice job in this one, but there is a clear gap between actor and supporting actor. Has anyone seen him in the Town? I heard some great things about this movie as well.
Paula Patton literally steals every scene she’s in. It didn’t matter if she was grappling with personal demons, playing her part in fooling the bad guys, or opening a serious can of whoop a$$. There’s something very alluring about an exotic beauty who can kill you in 5 seconds. Black widow syndrome?
Besides escaping from reality for a few hours while riding the Mission Impossible roller coaster, I learned some valuable lessons while watching Ethan Hunt. In your life, even well conceived plans will fall apart. You might lose your job, your investment goes south, or Social Security drys up. What should you do? Here are my suggestions. Don’t Panic. When your back is against the wall, you will need to be at your best. Having a calm, cool head will be your best bet. Stop the bleeding. If anything needs immediate attention, focus your effort there. Create options and think outside the box. Things are falling apart so your job is to give yourself as many options as possible. Leave no stone unturned so you can choose the best possible option in your crisis. Execute. Have the confidence in yourself and your plan that you will be alright. Although your current problem is challenging, it isn’t Mission Impossible.