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If you speak French, here's the trailer for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4: GHOST PROTOCOL

Published at: June 26, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...  I don't recommend checking out this MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4: GHOST PROTOCOL trailer that is living over here.   WHY?

1)  It is in French, and as you no doubt are aware, the French dub just about everything, so unless you speak or have a working knowledge of French, it won't "speak" for you.

2)  It seems to have been filmed off a screen in France.   Or some French-Speaking nation.    

3)  Then why provide a link?   Because you could speak French and get a great deal of COOLNESS from this.   

I'm really looking forward to the inevitable English awesome trailer that will hit this week in advance to being attached to a bazillion TRANSFORMERS 3 prints.   One thing is certain, our first look at Brad Bird's first live-action film looks...  Tres Cool!

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  • June 26, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    le durp

    by ENIK REED

  • June 26, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    tres crap

    by Jesse Kroh

  • June 26, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    You gotta give the M:I movies one thing:

    by DerLanghaarige

    They always find a way to make you wanna watch the next one. Most of the time it's director related.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Could't possibly be worse than the third one

    by jawsfan

    Or could it? Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt was never as bad-ass as his Vincent character in "Collateral". All credit to Michael Mann.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    In a world with an "edit" button, I'd have spelled it "couldn't"

    by jawsfan

  • June 26, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    So if I don't speak French, the trailer isn't there?

    by jawsfan

  • June 26, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I thought the third on was a step in the right dirtection

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Much better then the second one and although It's story was bowhere near the first one, It was still a much more fun movie then depalma's version

  • June 26, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    just when action movies start to feel stale again...

    by Matthew Crandall

    French or English, one thing is certain from this teaser, Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol is going to kick ass. It looks like a breath of fresh air in a world of stale action slicks, Cruise looks at the top of his game and Brad Bird likely has the first on a long list of live action hits. M-i:III totally revitalized this franchise for me and I can't fucking wait for this one, looks great.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Good to see Pegg looking like a Badass

    by Tarijeno

    ... instead of the lovable nerd pretending to be a badass.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    You don't need to speak French...

    by carey adams

    ...the action speaks for itself, and that's all you'd get out of this thing anyway.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty good

    by Rebel Scumb

    Interested to see what Brad Bird does as a live action director. Hopefully they finally give us the Great M:I movie we've been waiting for. the original was fairly snazy, but quaint, and didn't really capture the team aspect the second is a mess, and had almost nothing to do with M:I. Just felt like a generic john woo action film the 3rd one came so close to being perfect, except it felt like they ran out of money 20 minutes before the movie ended, so instead of the big climax with the doomsday weapon and a huge battle in the middle east as the film was leading up to, instead Philip Seymour hoffman just stumbles like an idiot into traffic and gets hit by a car. There was also some lame relationship stuff in that one, and a SUPER obvious traitor storyline, but still this one felt the closest to what an M:I movie should be in my opinion Hopefully 4th times a charm

  • and a completely different tone. Which is kind of cool, I'll give them that.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Ca ne semble pas très bon

    by NADO

    Mais bon qui suis-je pour critiquer une méga production hollywoodienne..

  • June 26, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    If I were into these type of movies....that's not a bad trailer

    by Bobo_Vision

    But I'm not into these or Bond films.....also....Eminem in the trailer.....very out of place. Very. <p> Also, when you've got a trailer that's only a couple minutes long....studios have to stop showing every fucking logo associated with the production.....ie....Paramount....then Skydane Productions....then Bad Robot......you lose the audience very quickly. Don't do that.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise looks too old

    by Lourdes Galan

    for action films.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Looks great, sold,

    by Stormwatcher

    Only haters would say that sucked

  • June 26, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Here's hoping Ethan Hunt dies...

    by Nick

  • June 26, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    oh and too old...ya all heroes are kids right?

    by Stormwatcher

    Never get the too old lines people say, are all the heroes in the world in their twenties. Sorry but that deserves a slap for being freaking stupid.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    The love interest in this one is apparently the teacher from Precious

    by Bobo_Vision

    Ethan Hunt likes his brown sugar.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I hear you, bobo_vision

    by rev_skarekroe

    MI movies, Bond movies, Bourne movies... none of these kinds of action films appeal to me. And I can't even really explain why.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    A 'director's' franchise

    by blackwood

    I dig that, a lot. I've never seen the third, but I'll check out Netflix and see if it's on. KNIGHT AND DAY is on Netflix, and is terrible. That's neither here nor there I suppose. I love the original. Second... I agree that it was more-or-less generic Woo in his Hollywood down-spiral. Great director but mediocre fit. I'm interested to see how JJ did his. And for this, I am super interested to see Brad Bird do live action. Trailer is fantastic. I'm in.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    will wait for the blu-ray... IF the reviews are kind

    by LargoJr

    Otherwise this will be ignored like 3 was

  • June 26, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    looks good!

    by stringerbell

    as some1 put it would be hard not to make a great trailer out of these films alot of nods to the previous films seen in the trailer and even a homage to heat at the 41 second mark

  • June 26, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    i wont lie..

    by thesmilingpsycho

    that looks motherfucking awesome. even with french dubs

  • June 26, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    blackwood

    by thesmilingpsycho

    the third was actually my favorite one. phillip seymour hoffman made the best villian and it is worth seeing for him alone. also the action is good.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    "What I did to your friend in Berlin..

    by boogalooshrimp

  • June 26, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    These films and Bond films just feel too paint-by-numbers to me

    by Bobo_Vision

    Cast a pretty leading lady....create some plot device where the lead is dangling from some great heights in the sky....a long fight scene...a stunt involving a vehicle....some type of gadget that gets introduced early, and becomes pivotal later on.....a stereotypical villain...some big explosions.....big name musical artist doing the theme song. <p> It's tired to me. These films just don't carry the magic that the old Connery/Moore films had.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    it was fun.... it was fun."

    by boogalooshrimp

  • June 26, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    So Tom Wilkinson's the bad guy in this?

    by jasper Stillwell

    Generic trailer, standard edits, sound punctuation and beats but with someone as clever as Brad Bird in charge you kind of hope for a few surprises.Tom running is always fun.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Brad Bird does live action

    by werewolfbynight

    And surprisingly, it has an animated aura. The action seemed pushed to the point where it flows organically. If I was employed and could afford to see films, this would be at the top of my list. I am as excited about this as i am Iron Man 3 ala Shane Black.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Look's fucking great..

    by Righteous Brother

    Similar to 3 crossed with a bit of 2 (Looked quite John Woo to me) Looking forward to it. Oh and people don't like MI:3? When did that happen?

  • June 26, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Looks great enough!

    by Sanyi

    My favourite M:I is the first one. Than the third one which was not flawless but quite entertaining. The second one is kind of a...disaster. But fuck...This looks all kinds of cool and awesome!! Brad Bird's gonna deliver some goods. I know it. Just get rid of that shitty eminem music, right?

  • June 26, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    jeremy renner jeremy renner

    by misterfurly

    overload, i remember after swingers when they put vince vaughn in everything- seeing him jurassic park was a joke. it feels like the new kid in class that they put in every franchise they can to try and make someone a star. renners pudgy face just doesnt seem suited to be action franchise guy, neither in avengers or this, i like the guy, he was good in jesse james and hurt locker but he seems more character actor than leading man. ps- i like brad bird but i just cant take scientology man seriously anymore, he is such a weirdo in real life and theres so much online shit of him being strange with his fake robot wife. all suspension of disbelief with him as a movie character is gone.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Well said Stormwatcher

    by mossad77

    (About the wanker ageist comment). Tom Cruise rocks, that's all that matters.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Oh yes, ees very nice...

    by RogueWarrior65

    But, what, no iconic MI theme song? I faht in your general direction! Now go away before I a force to taunt you a second time.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    interesting it being in French...

    by bubcus

    ... because I thought it was either France or Belgium (alongside Germany) that had banned any films involving Tom Cruise due to his association with Scientology. At least that was the case about a decade ago. The trailer looks good. My just having rewatched The Incredibles yesterday while visiting my sister and her family, I'm anxious to see what Brad Bird can pull off with a live-action feature.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Fromages d'amour.

    by fustfick

    I love the first movie, mostly for that great De Palma vibe, but also because it had the guts to kill off Emilio Estevez and the rest of the team in the opening act and made Mr. Phelps the bad guy. That takes some serious balls. The second movie was boring shit, but somehow managed to be the most successful of them all. I guess people were really into Limp Bizkit back then. Third one was okay, but the action was sloppy, the love story didn't work, and for the life of me, I can hardly remember much else besides Tom Cruise running and running. At least there were no slow-motion doves. This trailer for Part 4 has me pretty excited. I just hope there's some good old fashion intrigue and suspense to accompany what looks to be some big-time ass-kicking action.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Doesn't even look worth torrenting.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    And I just watched all that building climbing shit, but *for real*, on youtube last night. Just look up Alain Robert.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Funnily, I also just re-watched THE INCREDIBLES

    by blackwood

    I've been on a bit of a Pixar kick. I think INCREDIBLES is their... if not 'best' film, their most filmy-film. The action is spectacular. @thesmilingpsycho -- that's cool, I remember hearing a lot of positive buzz on M:I3 before the geek community decided to hate JJ. It was just one of those movies that constantly fell to the back of my Interest Queue and never gained ground. But with the new one coming that's as good an excuse as any to make the effort and see where they left the franchise. Hopefully this will help Cruise get his groove back. His disappointing public weirdness and participation in a cult notwithstanding, the man is still a good actor. I really loved him in MINORITY REPORT.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    bubcus

    by SmallTuna

    Being French, as far as I know and as Wikipedia tells, the filming of Walkyrie never got banned in France... I don't even know if they filmed scenes in Belgium or France actually.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    You kinda have to trust Bird at this point

    by Terrence

    He does seem like he has an honest love of action in general, while keeping the drama and tongue in cheek nature intact. Hopefully that makes this one worth the outing.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Josh Holloway ftw

    by SmallTuna

    Nice to see Sawyer on big screen.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I'll see it.

    by Stormwalkers

    I liked MI:2, and MI:3... the only Mission Impossible I struggled with was number 1. I am surprised though - I hadn't been following this and thought it was still in development hell. Nice surprise for December I suppose.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Some comments on here deserve to be bashed

    by Andrew Coleman

    "Too old"... Fuck you it's types of people like you that is making Hollywood think all action heroes have to be 19 to 24. "I watched people really climb buildings on youtube". How pathetic are you. That is your reasoning against MI4? Really. Most of you though have solid points about the franchise. MI1 had balls and just felt like a spy movie. MI2 was over the top and a mess. Still has some classic goofy action scenes but that couldn't save it MI3 had issues but frankly it was a solid action film and Tom Cruise was pretty good in this. Writing off MI4 is pretty lame actually. I get it if you generally don't like these types of movies. Otherwise though you just have a stick up your ass. Learn to have a good time with things.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Look amazing!

    by torontoxic

    Everyone will see it. I don't know why you losers pretend otherwise. :)

  • June 26, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    It looks almost the same as the trailer for MI.2.

    by Smashing

    Replace the crashing cars at the end with crashing motorbikes and it's 2000 all over again. MI2 was written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga who killed Star Trek, MI.3 was made by JJ Abrahms who saved Star Trek, weird.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    MI:IV...Yawn.....Taffin....Wow

    by JaNath

    Yes, yes, yes....Tom Cruise, running, explosions, blah blah blah. You want a real movie, watch the Pierce Brosnan starrer 'Taffin'. It's remarkable. The first fifteen times I saw it I thought it was a documentary, such is the realism that the Brosnan invested in the role. I urge each and every one of you to seek out this incredible movie. Love movies? Love 'Taffin': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXcgt6l_LcA

  • June 26, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    @myphdisdoom - I 2nd that mate!!

    by CeejayNightwing

  • June 26, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Lord, Jeremy Renner is an ugly Dude

    by Papa CaveDweller

  • June 26, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Chris McQuarrie

    by huskerdu2

    Didn't realise they'd brought him in to punch up the script. Looks like it could be fun.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    MI:2 captured the vapidness of its time.

    by Robusto

    MI:1 was a mess very interesting mess but visually was about 10 years ahead its time. MI:3 was just good. presented itself as a 9 but when it took of its makeup in the morning it was a 7. All the movies have had major issues. Probably due to Tom sticking his nose in. The only one I cant forgive is MI:2 for blatanly ripping off the end of Darkman. Did nobody in the production think that was acceptable when they planned that, or worse never saw Darkman.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Running away from explosions is exactly the same in French

    by CherryValance

    but somehow Jeremy Renner is just a wee bit hotter. :D Looks good enough. I mean I thought all the Mission Impossibles were just okay. So it's not like I'm expecting anything.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Trent Reznor should do the theme this time.

    by UltraTron

    Looks fun. Renner is actually shorter than cruise which makes for good staging. Now let's juxtapose these shrimps against some nice scenery!

  • He began fucking her when they did a movie together....causing Weisz to split from Aronofsky. The Golden Globes are gonna be super awkward in a couple years.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Mission Impossible 5: Shrimps on the Run

    by Bobo_Vision

  • June 26, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    A few thoughts:

    by WeylandYutani

    Interesting that Paramount has moved this series from a summer tent pole to the secondary holiday season. While I enjoyed but was slightly confused by the first film, it does amaze me that they have been able to squeeze four films out of this franchise. Is Ving Rhames in this go around? I did not see him in the trailer. Has Hunt ever had the same IMF director? Czerny in part one. Hopkins in part two. Was is Crudup or Fishburne in part 3 - I can't remember.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    check this:

    by ludmir88

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTWZhu3BugQ&feature=player_embedded

  • June 26, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    MI3 was an abomination, MI2 was great fun, and amadeo zeller is a retard

    by golden tribw

    Chopped.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think this looks

    by BillEmic

    a lot like MI:3? Not that that's a bad thing, since MI:3 was pretty good but...this seems to carry the same beats, especially with Cruise once again swinging around a tall-ass building. Oh well, it's got Jeremy Renner and Sawyer from Lost. My ass is in the theater seat. That guy who said Tom Cruise is too old can fuck off. Let me guess, you're waiting for that 'teen Bourne' movie with Taylor "Team Jacob" Lautner to come out?

  • June 26, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird kicking some serious ass out of the live-action gate

    by Anti-fanboy

  • June 26, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I thought it was MI4: RISE of Ghost Patrol

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Damn, I'm going to have to burn all my ROGP bootleg shirts now.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    You don't need to be able to speak French to get the gist of what's going on.

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    48 hours ago, blah blah blah, top secret bio-weapon, blah blah blah, now he's gone rogue, blah blah blah

  • Just you wait until the Mission Impossible franchise gets a bizarro-comedy installment directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet.

  • Yet I had a blast with John Woo's action-packed and over-the-top MI 2, and also enjoyed the third one as well.

  • June 26, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I just looked up that Taylor Lautner movie

    by drave117

    Good lord, what a cast! How the hell did Lautner get cast in this thing?! Now, I realize I should give him the benefit of the doubt, as subsequent films have proved the performances in the Twilight franchise are in no way indicative of the cast's actual talent. Still, I can't help giggling every time I see the poster for abduction. Dude looks like an alpaca.

  • June 26, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    You know a film is going to be bad-ass...

    by drave117

    ...when a blurry, shot in the theater, dubbed in French, camcorder recording of a trailer still gives you goosebumps. I thought the first MI was pretty good, hated the second one, LOVED the third one, and now I am officially excited for this one. Of course, I was excited before, because I want to see what Brad Bird can do with an action flick of this magnitude. Iron Giant, Incredibles, and Ratatouille are my top three American animated movies of all time, so naturally I am going to follow his career with interest. What can I say, the man craps masterpieces.

  • June 26, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    More of the same

    by fix_it_in_post

    Even though, this trailer is in French, I get the impression this is more of the same. I don't see anything fresh here. Just Tom Cruise doing more running. I must say, Cruise looks great for his age and he still looks like an action star. Still, it could be entertaining but was expecting something a little bit different with Brad Bird at the helm.

  • June 26, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Today's lesson:

    by Nerd Rage

    Brad Bird is not to be understimated.

  • June 26, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Laugh at the haters...

    by Nerd Rage

    Laugh at them.

  • June 26, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Do they have to mess with the theme music?

    by whatevillurks

  • June 26, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise represents for the shorties

    by BillEmic

    Tom Cruise (5'6"), Jet Li (5'6"), and Donnie Yen (5'7") keep the dream alive - proving that short guys can more than handle themselves in a fight. Thanks for keeping my self-esteem alive, guys. :P

  • June 26, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    hey maybe this one will make some kind of sense! but i doubt it.

    by HaterofCrap

    I'm on to their tricks!

  • June 26, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    come on!!!!!!

    by stringerbell

    mission impossible 3 was the best of the bunch this will be awesome

  • June 26, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    @ bubcus: Germany never...

    by Jack_North

    ...banned Tom-Cruise-Movies. Fucking VALKYRIE was shot here.

  • June 26, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The Brad Bird cred

    by smatt584

    The man hasn't let me down yet (Ratatouille, being my least favorite of his outings), this trailer makes me think the transition from animated to live action has not been a poor one. Even the fights look pretty damn solid, as if punches actually throw the actors, not just that they reacted to them and jumped back.

  • June 26, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I thought he was turning it over to Brad Pitt

    by Mugato5150

    I suppose Cruise's ego would never allow that.

  • June 26, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise is an actor, he's supposed to be crazy.

    by antonphd

    When did actors start being taken seriously so much that jumping on a couch and believing crazy religious shit suddenly makes them unacceptable to make believing for a living? If you don't like Tom Cruise for being crazy then you need to stop taking your entertainment so seriously. It's play time. It's just for fun. Speaking of fun. Brad Bird has never made a film that wasn't fun as hell. I can't wait for any film he makes!

  • June 26, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    M:I is one of best franchises

    by UTexLex

    I agree with the aforementioned "Directors' franchise"...These movies work because each entry is stylistically different. The first (de Palma) was a film noir/classic spy thriller. It's most certainly a Drama first, Action film second. Now that I think of it, the only "action" set pieces in the original were the opening sequence at the party when all the team members are killed off, the stealing of the NOC List (the iconic Cruise hovering-above-the-ground scene), & the train at the end. The film was driven by the acting, dialogue, and strong storyline. The second (Woo) was 100% action. While Ethan Hunt's character seemed more different here than the other films, the set pieces and action scenes made this movie. Having a biological virus at the center of the mission also worked. The scene where Cruise destroys the viruses in the lab alone makes this a strong entry. The third (Abrams) combined the best of #1 and #2, in my opinion. It played up the "spy" world heavily (identities, the fact that we never know what the 'Rabbit's Foot' is, gadgetry, etc), while also having very strong action sequences (the bridge, abducting Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the finale). This franchise also works because of the strong supporting casts..

  • June 26, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    MI1 was ok....MI2 was awful....MI3 was fun

    by Mel

  • June 26, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I don't get the hate for I and III

    by cool_britannia79

    De Palma made a breathtaking movie in Mission: Impossible, the often parodied wire vault sequence, the Eurotunnel finale, it was perfect 90's blockbuster entertainment. II was a train wreck of epic proportions, Hunt wasn't even the same character from I it felt so far removed from what I had established of the character. III was a return to form, really hit the team aspect that the series had reams of and De Palma missed completely, I suspect it is only hated here because JJ's name is attached. Well, constructively, all I can say is fuck you haters, III was a tour de force of action set pieces, and I felt the ending was surprisingly refreshing, with his gf actually capping the bad guy. This message will self destruct in 3, 2, 1....

  • What do I do????

  • June 26, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    @Utexlex, great minds dude

    by cool_britannia79

    Kudos

  • June 26, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    wow. looks pretty fucking cool if you ask me.

    by Jodie

    even you cynical dorks have got to admit that this trailer has at least half a dozen really cool money shots in it. Looks like there's some cool stunt work and actual plotting in there, so hands down it should be better than Thor, Green Lantern, or Transformers.

  • June 26, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The Drum Black-Outs....

    by mackmm

    were almost comical

  • June 26, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    he's outrunning an explosion

    by D o o d

    seriously, he's outrunning it!

  • June 26, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I like mission impossible... but didnt understand 3.

    by Norman Colson

    I really didnt... I loved all of them... but the rabits foot thing made no sense. they never explained why the bad guy wanted it at all... Why go through so much trouble for a device if you dont explain to your audience why they value this weapon so much, then we can get a sense of the scale. Dont know why everyone hating on MI2. john woo did a kick ass job with the last chase and fight scene... Another thing that irks me is that the IMF force is supposed to be a barebones spy agency but they have a headquarters plus staff? WTF since when??? Isnt that why the C.I.A. exists? You also know what's funny they never explained ethan's background more deeply, except his family was famers, i mean is he military, special forces, navy seals, black ops, mi-6 (wait, that's britian. lol) But one thing for sure ill miss ving rhames luther strickell character he seemed like he was becoming like the number 2 for ethan's missions. which was cool.

  • June 26, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Sonofabitch, it's nice to see Sawyer again

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    With him in M:I-4 and Freckles getting cast in The Hobbit, it's great to have the Lost cast getting work.

  • June 26, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    And are they going to explain what happened to Michelle Monaghan in this one?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Considering that embarassing hugathon of an ending to the third film, it will just be weird to have Cruise single again. And it's equally weird that every odd-numbered M:I film has a white love interest, and every even-numbered one has a black love interest.

  • June 26, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    VING RHAMES

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    Is he in this????

  • June 26, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah i thought he got married at the end of part 3.

    by Norman Colson

    WTF he went through all that freaking trouble just to end up divorced??? bullshit.

  • June 26, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I agree, I haven't really been a fan of any of the MI films

    by Winston Smith

    But somehow I always want to see the next one. Can't think of any other franchises like that. The first one really isn't bad, and the train scene is still fucking cool by today's standards. But it's obviously a very flawed film. The 2nd one was awful, and the 3rd one had a great 1st half but completely fell apart and by the last 20 minutes it was just embarrassing. And somehow I think this one could be a great action film, period. I mean, BRAD BIRD, some scenes shot in IMAX, and they shot on top of the Burj Dubai? SOLD.

  • June 26, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    All you part 3 haters are full of shit

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Most people liked MI3 and most thought it was the best of the bunch. Not saying much, I know. I liked it a lot. This one looks like it could genuinely be awesome. They're definitely going for the Bourne/Casino Royale style and it looks like they might have pulled it off.

  • June 26, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    WTF? Part 2 was the piece of shit, not 3

    by Nabster

    Yea part 3 had it's retarded moments. Like the whole relationship with Monoghan, and that horrible dinner party scene in the beginning. But that one part with the predator drone at the bridge was awesome. It's strange to pile on part 3, considering how god awful part 2 was. That Jon woo stinker was atrocious. And Chiwetel Ejiofor should be leading these movies.

  • What's that? You haven't heard that song before you say? Well here you go: <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_1nO8ITW0o

  • June 26, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I like how everyone tries to copy Bond- cuz he's the best

    by Tom

    Having said that, looks good

  • June 26, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    I'm in

    by ComSamVimes

    as much as I'm rooting for the franchise to continue at being fun...I'm more rooting for Brad Bird to make it as a live action director. This looks fun.

  • June 26, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Too much CGI

    by dvdmike

    But the Dubai stuff looks edge of your seat thrilling knowing that he did it all for real

  • June 26, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Too much CGI

    by dvdmike

    But the Dubai stuff looks edge of your seat thrilling knowing that he did it all for real

  • I don't see why we couldn't have gotten one of these every two or three years and, yet, this series is now fifteen years old and we are only just getting to part four. If Cruise was smart he'd make a list of top Directors (Darren Aronofksy, Danny Boyle, Steve Soderbergh, Ang Lee, Gaspar Noe etc...) and approach each with the idea of doing an M:I film and let them do whatever they want.

  • June 26, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    dharma4

    by Amazing Maurice

    I agree with you. Never understood the hatred towards MI:3. It seems like many people just want to shit on JJ Abrams no matter what. MI:2? Now thats a different story. I could talk smack about that pile of rancid shite all day.

  • June 26, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird...

    by Obscura

    ...is the only reason ill be watching this.

  • June 26, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    ghost-of-chainsaw, the whole point of the rabbits foot was that it was simply the Macguffin

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    It served the same purpose as the briefcase in Pulp Fiction or the briefcase in Ronin or the briefcase in half a dozen other movies. Would it have made so much of a difference to you if they'd crowbarred in some awkward exposition where they say it's some kind of anti-matter bomb?

  • Anyway, cruise made me think of wolverine the way he had a wife beater on and was kickin butt with his longish hair. The scene in the convertible reminded me of mi2, and the car coming down almost killing him reminded me of die hard 4 when the car was about to smash willis and long but two other cars were in the way. The scene where they finally reveal cruise's face reminded me of mi3 when the villain is threatening cruise and they finally show him pissed off, kicking the crate behind him.

  • remember that scene on the bridge where he's running and an explosion happens behind him yet he flies from one side of the screen to the other, hitting a car as if the explosion happened on his side? it looked coo' but that was kinda head scratching.

  • June 26, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    umm....Ving Rhams?

    by otm shank

    No?

  • June 26, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Thank god I speak French.

    by Yelsaeb

    Oh, wait, no I don't.

  • June 26, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Looks good even tho I don't like Cruise but...

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    I haven't liked this series or Cruise but this looks solidly entertaining. (I feel the same way about the upcoming Transformers movie) But where was Sawyer? I'm guessing he was in there somewhere but I blinked and missed him.

  • June 26, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Looks great, Bird's a great director too.

    by SID 8.0

    Don't get the MI:3 hate the bridge scene alone made it worthwhile.

  • June 26, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Just give me the theme in 5/4 time.

    by tomandshell

    U2 changing the time signature of the classic theme was the biggest tragedy to come from this series.

  • June 26, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Oh, look, it's...

    by dasheight

    ...every action movie I've ever seen in my life, with the EXACT same scenes that are always in them, with the EXACT same speed up/slow mo effect that's in EVERY single action movie, with the EXACT same car flying over the hero's head, and the EXACT same shot of the hero walking slowly in front of an explosion, and the EXACT same EVERYTHING. Man. That was seriously disappointing. I thought that Brad Bird would at least bring something new to it. I'll MAYBE catch this on cable.

  • June 26, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Re: dasheight

    by BillEmic

    Sorry, man, it sounds like action movies just aren't your thing. I doubt any trailer the studio could have cut would have persuaded you.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I exalt Brad Bird too, but honestly that was kinda underwhelming.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I'm as big an admirer of Brad Bird as you're liable to ever find, perhaps to my own detriment, but that just didn't pop for me. I'm not saying it looked bad, but it looked like the most lackluster of the series. All the other installment's trailers felt more urgent and alive, even the unfairly maligned M:I-2 (yeah that's right I dug the Woo mission!). I will say there looks to be some nice stunt work at play, so I'm excited to see that. But if I'm to be really truthful I'd have to admit to myself that Joe Carnahan's A-Team trailer beats this one hands down, and that was a movie where I had strong reservations over every creative decision before going in but ultimately kinda had to dig it. But here now is a movie I've been anticipting and throwing my whole-hearted support in favor of, and what I just saw made me feel a little foolish. That's not a cool feeling to have, certainy that's not what you want an audience to come away from your advertising campaign feeling. I think I can identify the problem too; the blocking compositions and lighting are wholly pedestrian and bland and there's way too much unnecessary reliance on discernible CG (at least clean it up so I can't tell!). If for instance the exploding building had been done with a minature, or if the widow glass shattering in the car, the car crashing down narrowly missing Cruise and the dust debris cloud had been done practically it would help lend the trailer a bit more of the vitality and immediacy that it was sorely lacking. The music didn't inspire confidence either, but that's probably just shoddy trailer editing. I hate to say it but I'm getting a bit of a "Brad Bird should stick to animation" vibe at the moment. I've genuinly enjoyed this entire series thus far and hold Brian DePalma's original up as a masterpiece of the espionage-thriller genre. I really hope this one actually turns out better than what I'm thinking from my first knee-jerk response to a bootleg trailer. I don't know but I've got my fingers crossed that Brad Bird will ultimately pull this thing off if by nothing else than with the shear power of his storytelling ability.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    so just like Arnie

    by kman2000

    and Bruce W. had their catch phrases this guy has to be barely hit by a flying car in every one of his movies now...i thought the panning close ups of his beak were his thing. oh well as much as i love to hate the Cruise i somehow cant look away. im in.

  • June 26, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Two things:

    by Nick

    One, love the Eminem song. Totally works. Two, no matter what people say, no matter how many times you call him crazy, you can't deny that Tom Cruise is the epitome of movie star. God damn he looks good in this. Can't understand a god damn thing they said it in but it sure did look pretty. When's the English version coming out?

  • June 26, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I got nothing but love for Cruise.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    He's always held up his end in our movie-going experience bargin. Cruise has consistantly, without reserve, brought it with plenty of gusto, integrity and conviction. I for one appreciate that. Whatever he wants to believe in his personal life isn't my concern nor should it be any of yours. Respect.

  • June 26, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise looks good back in the action but that first building explosion

    by moonlightdrive

    where he's just not quick enough to avoid it and the clip jumps to another scene just as he's getting hurled clear, isn't that a lot like what I think was the last MI where he got thrown against a car by an explosion? (It was a stunt in a previous Tom Crusie movie at least).

  • June 26, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I like the shot of Josh Holloway

    by rapscallion86

    More Lost cast members in movies damnit!

  • June 26, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    MI:4

    by DDeltz

    Looks awesome. ill be there Day 1!

  • June 26, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Looks like they tried ripping off Dark Knight....

    by GuyFawkes

  • June 26, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I don't think we've ever finished....

    by Mel

    ...each others sentences.

  • June 27, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    All of the MI films are lame

    by Rupee88

    The first one was weak and the 2nd one was worse. I didn't see the 3rd but can guarantee it sucked. Anything is possible with this one and Brad Bird directing it but he didn't write it so it will probably suck. Suckage in Hollywood still equals hundres of $millions in profits. So why should they make anything good? It's just a private club and they have an oligopoly and just put out shit and dumbfucks consistently eat it up. Because of this, it will never change and a good movie is a rare happy accident.

  • They dub everything of ours. Remember when people griped about Amelie getting dubbed for a U.S. release?

  • June 27, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST

    New one is going to be amazing, trust me, just look at the cast

    by Nabster

    Tom Ruse is a bit annoying. BUt it has that shmuch who played Sawyer, who is cool. It also has Renner, Tom Wilkinson, Ani Kapoor, and Michael Inqvist(the dude from the Swedish Girl With Dragoon Tat). Bird knows what he is doing.

  • June 27, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    BRAD. BIRD.

    by boyalien

  • June 27, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    PERIOD.

    by boyalien

  • June 27, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    MI:3 was pretty good.

    by ratpack223

  • June 27, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    rupee88 - If you thought the first M:I was weak...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I'd venture a guess that it's because you were unable, like seemingly so many, to follow DePalma's virtuoso slight-of-hand direction. That first movie was extremely strong, very taut, suspenseful, exciting, innovative and clever. It has a steely-cool, even morose temperament at times that really lends its intrigue a sense of gravatas lacking from the other installments. Still one of my favorite espionage thrillers ever, right up there with Munich, Spy Game and JFK. I'd love to read you qualify your aurgument for how it was weak but something tells me you'd rather just throw out a bunch of crude inarticulate slogans rather than engage in anything resembling civil discourse. The second was certainly nowhere near as good as the first, but I actually liked it for not trying to be a carbon copy, for doing it's own thing and at the very least being a fantastic excercise in John Woo's almost mythical action-romaticism. I think the movie looks great and lush and has a great momentum to it. Also I liked that it was basically an action remake of Hitchcock's Notorious. Mission 3 was the closest in spirit to the television show and was a genuinely good time. It does have a little bit of a high-end tv pilot, reaching quality about it and feels a bit sleight under JJ Abrams whiz-bang frenetic direction. But those things are also what make M:I-3 such a joy. It's breezy and brisk and ultimately just some good old fashioned cracker-jack fun. Perhaps you should investigate things before slandering them, and if you do slander, make it righteous by providing examples that proove your point. Never trust the opinion of one who presumes to guarantee something sight unseen. At best it's foolish and glib, at worst it portends a quack and a charlatan, either way it's not an admirable trait. That said I agree with the general tenets of your coarse yet acutely accurate assessment of the Hollywood machine.

  • Where paranoia and suspicion was the overall feeling. Sure, there was some action but it wasn't people shooting at each other through walls with machine guns. It was one of the smartest blockbusters of the 90's and one of DePalma's best. Other movies that rank with it would be The Hunt for Red October, Munich, Ocean's 11 (2001), Goldeneye and Casino Royale. Yeah those last two are Bond movies and have plenty of gun battles but Martin Campbell's Direction is soo suspenceful and he gets solid performances. It's not like he's Michael Bay who shoots and edits his action scene's like a retard beating a drum!

  • June 27, 2011, 3:12 a.m. CST

    I love DePalma, I like suspense-thrillers

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    But I think MI:1 is kinda weak. I haven't seen it since it was released, I don't remember why, I just didn't like it very much. I see a reviewer called it flat. I would agree, I don't remember much suspense.

  • June 27, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST

    I didn't care for M:I 1 much either opening weekend.

    by Shermdawg

    Maybe I was expecting something different. Maybe I was still in awe of the theater setup they gave it.....for a region that doesn't get jazzed up movie premiere setups. (The lobby was dimly lit, and jam packed. We were ushered though this specially constructed security gate with police lights flashing and the awesome theme track by not Bono & Edge blasting.) Maybe it was because they oversold the matinee and people were sitting in the aisle. Maybe it was because the AC was broke. Maybe it was because I lost concentration a few times and was thinking about the lovely Emmanuelle Beart. Whatever it was, I didn't care for it much. But after multiple viewings, I came around and it's still my favorite of the series. Sure it may not be the best adaptation of the series, but the shit had style, not to mention one of the greatest sequences ever. (Yes, Miss Beart looking fine doing a word search while Cruise was dangling around.)

  • June 27, 2011, 4:24 a.m. CST

    I can't speak French ...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    so I let the funky music do the talking .... What?

  • June 27, 2011, 4:35 a.m. CST

    This time it's...possible

    by Dennis_Moore

  • June 27, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Horrible trailer

    by Lourdes Galan

    MI:3 ending was really awful, and ruined whole movie. Mi:4? Another action movie with unbelievable secuences, tipical storyline and predictible plot, Cruise (horrendous plastic surgery) running, exploding cars...... Brad Bird's first bad film?

  • June 27, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Can't be worse than the third one.

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Bring it on.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Looks like they're ignoring the third one ever happened.

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Wise move.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Surprised they didn't dub Eminem's rap

    by topaz4206

    French dicks.

  • June 27, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Who you gonna call?

    by CuervoJones

  • June 27, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    @kevin cosner_recycled piss.

    by Norman Colson

    Yes, I want fucking details. Can you just imagine if other movies would follow that same dumb shit and gave no explanation of why they want these weapons and what they can do. Was that so fucking hard?

  • June 27, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    This mission just got impossibler.

    by SID 8.0

    Love these movies. But Cruise is no Jack Reacher. Kind of reminds me of his character in Collateral.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Eminem sure sucks

    by m_prevette

    Good lord , that was the worst part of the trailer, could they not just layer shit music on a decent trailer???? WTF ??? Truly awful

  • June 27, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    For those who care: the translation

    by spiritual28

    Man (voice over): An hour ago, a bomb blew up the Kremlin. The President activated the Ghost Protocol. The whole Mission Impossible team was released(?). I was ordered to escort you to Washington where we will convict you for the Kremlin bomb. Unless you escape after having attacked us before witnesses. And if one of you is captured, they'll be accused of terrorism for wanting to start a global nuclear war. Ethan: So what happens now? Man: Your mission, if you accept it.... Woman: So what's the plan. Text: Rethink Text: The Impossible Ethan: Who are you really, Brant? Brant: We all have our secrets. Don't we, Ethan. Simon Pegg: So remember, blue you stick. Ethan: And when it's red? Simon: You crash. Man: You're not gonna make it! Ehtan: That helps.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I was getting into the trailer until White Milk's rap kicked in.

    by Dr Gregory House