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JJ Abrams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman > Jon Voight and whoever dircted the 1st one
"Whoever directed the first one" would by Brian De Palma. I'm not a huge fan. M:i:III is quite easily my favorite entry in the trilogy.
Yeah, the third suprised me with its quality. The first sequence in the first film still gives me chills though.
I used to have nightmares about Emilio getting spiked in the face... I still do, but I used to too.
In my opinion: Mission: Impossible > Mission: Impossible 3 > Mission: Impossible 2
"M:I:III" was little more than an action movie greatest hits. Nearly every major scene was lifted out of another movie, from the villain rescued on the bridge ("Licence to Kill" and "True Lies") to the hero frantically driving and trying to call the hospital where his significant other works ("Patriot Games"). I'll pick the original, though I'd gladly take the popcorn movie fun of the second one over either of these.
All three Mission: Impossible films had elements that I enjoyed, and they're all actually pretty different from each other. I hated the fact that the first movie had to be seen twice for me to even get what the heck was going on. ("What the hell is a NOC list??") The second film only had enough of a plot to string together John Woo's action sequences. (I definitely turn my brain off to enjoy that movie.) M:i:III, meanwhile, was the best of both worlds to me: full of great action, but actually having a plot. That, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is an absolutely fantastic villain.
Well, neither of these are great. But the first movie at least has a plot and the new one, while more eventful, was not more exciting.
Tough one. They're both good (million times better than 2; I really wanna see the 3-hour cut that Woo had for it though), but I've gotta give it to Abrams by a nose
The first one is a great action movie from a director who knows exactly what he's doing, but it goes off into weird Tom Cruise star territory too quickly. There's so much one can do with that cast, especially Henry Czerny and Emilio Estevez, if it plays out like a regular episode of Mission: Impossible. The third movie gets that and uses the format and the equally wonderful cast to great effect. JJ Abrams is not in the same league as Brian De Palma, but he knows what makes Mission: Impossible tick.
the first mission impossible is to boring and though mission impossible 3 is not great it is better then the first one.
1 > 4 >> 3 >>>>>>>>> 2
MI:III= Best in the series