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M:I1 definitely didn't age well. I mean, I know that it's been 21 years, still... it felt too... dated? Like the old Bond movies, a bit too ridiculous and not gritty enough to be suspenseful. I don't know if that was the goal, the evoke the atmosphere of the TV series, but that's how it felt. And Tom Cruise was so young there!

M:I2 was, IMO, much better, thanks to John Woo and Hans Zimmer and Tom Cruise taking his stunt work even farther. I'm not saying that it's the best movie in the series - I think that that honor belongs to M:I4 - but it has definitely the best cinematography. John Woo is brilliant in that way. The slo-mo, the doves in the fire... the visuals were simply breathtaking. And Tom Cruise has never been prettier *happy sigh*

Date: 2017-08-06 09:43 am (UTC)
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Even when MI:1 came out, I remember it looking dated even then. So yeah, I think they were trying to evoke nostalgia for the old series - and then badguy-ed the original hero character, taking away any goodwill those old fans might have had! :) I remember the uproar that caused.

And the flamenco dancing in MI:2 - that was lovely. Where they were staring at each other and everything is slomo and striking colours. I loved his chemistry with Thandie too.

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