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Japanese MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL Trailer has different, albeit familiar music!

Hey folks, Harry here...   I'm incredibly excited about Brad Bird's entry into the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise.   I love a great deal out of Brian DePalma's.   Would love to see a full on John Woo - director's cut of the second, but that theatrical cut was a whole lot of BS.   But I loved Abrams' MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - even if I feel it was a bit more Tom-centric than I'd have liked...  but everything I know about Brad Bird's entry is that this is a TEAM effort film.   That we're going to get some amazing IMF things going on - and I really hope we get a Nimoy or Landau cameo.  (Haven't heard anything, that's just a personal wish.)  I've heard that this entry is going to really blow us away.   

That said, the Japanese have a slightly different trailer.   I'm pretty sure that every image and cut is the same, it's just...  somehow it's alot more Mission: Impossiblishy.   Click that funny word to see for yourself!

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  • July 13, 2011, 4 p.m. CST


    by mascan42

    Good luck on the Nimoy cameo - he's retired except for voiceover work.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Different music

    by Lourdes Galan

    Same uninspiring and typical trailer.....

  • July 13, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by nothingasitseems

    Way better without the Eminem trash.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    The music really does make it much better.

    by Royston Lodge

  • July 13, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Agreed, MUCH better with the theme and no C-rap

    by ahdvd

    HATED the rap music used in the US version, here's hoping if that song is even in the movie it's religated to the end credits so i can walk out of the cinema quickly and not have to hear it.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Trailer is 10x better without the shitty white guy rap.

    by sonic3305

    Seriously, who thought to use that song in the US cut of the trailer? It made it feel like a Fast and Furious wannabe instead of Mission Imposible. THIS is more like it.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Yet another reason why...

    by cameron1975willi

    ...Directors shouldn't let marketing departments get their dirty paws on their films. Only an American Marketing department would chose the music it did for the domestic version of this Trailer. Fire them.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Much better music

    by BillEmic

    The women in this film don't look my type (wish Maggie Q was back), but other than that it looks excellent.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    The Plot/Factory Rescue

    by davidwebb

    I'd love to see a good, atmospheric trailer use those pieces. Unfortunately, the Mission Impossible franchise is a different beast now. I've love for them to take it down a notch, more like the first film. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy it is, then?

  • July 13, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Where is Ving Rhames?

    by Spaderific

    Seriously, is he in this one?!?

  • July 13, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Japan doesn't like Jeremy Renner?

    by MaxCalifornia.

    It's not just the music, there are a lot of shots different. More blonde chick, less Jeremy Renner.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I've got your trailer right here.

    by TiPPiDa

    It would be better if, mid air, Tom turns to face the camera and says "This mission just got a hell of a lot more impossibler" BOOM!

  • July 13, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by Nerd Rage

    The white fellow performing negro music was far more exciting. Fuck the Klansmen who hate rap because it's black people music. You know who you are.

  • It's waaay better when they embrace it. And, yes, where is Rhames? Who else is going to play Tom's work wife??

  • July 13, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Big Plot Syndrome - a lesson from Casino Royale

    by david

    People complain about becoming numb to big effects because they're so overdone these days. I think someone should have a word with Hollywood about Big Plot Syndrome. Why does the IMF have to get involved with an exploded Kremlin & possible nuclear war? I like it when movies tone down the end of the world scenarios a little. The Rock was only about San Francisco. Casino Royale was about one shady money man and a card game. Executive Decision was about one plane. But they are the exceptions. Most of the time we're asked to buy into Big Plots where the whole world will be frozen/blown up/infected/smashed by an asteroid. Big Plots have two flaws. First they make the story less personal or real or whatever - somehow I can only buy into them as excuses for set pieces. They just don't feel like real stories most of the time. Second they stretch credulity. Think about a general actually calling in air strikes on an American city just like that in the Transformers movies for example. The first MI was about EVERY NOC IN THE WORLD getting killed. The second was a virus that could WIPE OUT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD. The third went more Maguffin-y. Now we're back to Big Plot Syndrome. I wish they'd go smaller one day. I'm sure the result would be way more engaging.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Other Than The James Bond Theme...

    by Rebeck2

    This is the greatest piece of music ever written for an action/thriller series. Why the FUCK not use the hell out of it???

  • July 13, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    And yeah, All The Jeremy Renner Stuff...

    by Rebeck2

    Has been cut out and the trailer flows so much better without him. I guess the American execs are worried about Cruise's supposedly waning appeal, but the Japanese want the big star.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    by NotesAdhesives

    And, yes, where is Rhames? Who else is going to play Tom's work wife??

  • July 13, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Yeah Cruise is still huge in Japan

    by MaxCalifornia.

    The Last Samurai made about $120 million in Japan alone (amazingly that's more than it made in the US), so Cruise is still a demigod there, and no surprise that they go full-on Cruisetastic with this trailer.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Surprised that Last Samurai did so well in Japan

    by BillEmic

    considering the ending of the movie makes a mockery of Japanese culture...

  • July 13, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    This is much better

    by Doug

    I just watched the US trailer for comparison and the Japanese trailer blows it away. If you're doing a trailer for Mission Impossible, the only music the audience should hear is the Mission Impossible THEME.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    WTF, guys, fix this shit.

    by NotesAdhesives

    I want to reply to someone's comment directly, and quote him. Thankyouverymuch. asiandawn: he's dead. Tom fucked his brains out after part trois.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    This is the MI music they should have used instead!

    by genrefanboy

    Just recut it with the MI theme already who knew that the crap rap track would be so misplaced.....time to fire the genius who decided that for sure!!!

  • July 13, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    First shot of Cruise with explosion t-shirt

    by teamneedle

    why is whatever is printed on his t-shirt blurred out? It was burred out in the US trailer as well- weird. on a side note, it would suck to have to move a large amount of belly fat out of the way to have to pee. right harry?

  • July 13, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Yet again...this is another one that...

    by wacko3205

    I can't wait to see!!! I know everyone's down on Tom Cruise...but he's that bomb & I can't wait to see what Renner pulls out. Love it.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    woah: Mission Impossible 2 was pretty awesome

    by BILLY

    Keep in mind, I'm judging it on it's action scenes( and in no way denfending script and acting). That movie sold me on Tom Cruise being a badass.Honestly, to me-they've all been decent. The third probably(for me) was the least favorite,but NOT a bad film at all. Much like Harry Potter, I've enjoyed a new director coming in presenting a different looking type of film.Anyhow, MI:2 was dope.bitch

  • July 13, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    sonic3305 is right

    by Anthony Torchia

    this is the music I and everybody else loves. m&m had no place on the English trailer. Yes, I know that's not how you spell it. (I still hate clowns)

  • July 13, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Wow, okay...

    by blackwood

    And I liked the other trailer, even the music, but this is just... awesome.

  • And *not* like every other generic, numbskull, teen-targeted, piece of action dog shit. It's also cut better. It doesn't have that irritating stop-start, anti-pacing that the US trailer did. Good work, Japan.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Nothing better

    by JamesWest

    Than Lalo Schifrin's original Mission Impossible music. One of the best themes evah!

  • July 13, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Lalo Schifrin - The Americas Treasure

    by logosicon

    Seek "Che!"(1969) Very beautiful score. Hugo

  • July 13, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • July 13, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    BIRD IS THE ***WORD***!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    F'ing 1996-era HTML and no edit feature...

  • July 13, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    US version is SUPERIOR in every way

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    the lack of sound effects here hurt and the little exchanges between Cruise, Renner, and Simon Pegg were really nicely cut together in the domestic version.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST


    by teamneedle

    correct. well kind of. people that know/ love movies prefer the original MI music. but studios need to cater to minorities and women in order to get them into theaters- thus eminem. the studios already know they have your money so why pander to you? So they advertise to hip hop La-Sha Jaquem who only goes to a movie once a year and says "oh, shit" every time something explodes.

  • July 14, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST


    by Anthony Torchia

    It's great to see people with functioning brains make comments. You're right.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Why isnt DePalma given another shot? Fuck parts II and III.

    by SmokieGeezer

  • July 14, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Bravo Echo One, One......My Team is DEAD

    by SmokieGeezer

  • July 14, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST


    by SmokieGeezer

  • July 14, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by twogunjames

    That just works. It makes sense with that theme song in there. The trailer was obviously cut to that music and some asshole marketing genius said "No, no, that doesn't have enough appeal to the young douchebags of America. Lets add some douchey rap music to douche it up." Leave it to the Japanese to make it right.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    a serbian mission impossible film would be great.

    by DannerV2

    i think

  • July 14, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    That music nails it

    by moviemaniac-7

    I: a good, solid entry. Good show pieces, but a weak overall script. II: weak overall, some good action and nice visuals. III: the one the first movie should've been. IV: could potentially be the best. Hopefully Wilkinson won't turn out to be the bad guy in the end. That would ruin it.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by teamneedle

    Thank you~ I'm just glad there is a thread on the net where people aren't saying over and over and over how Prizoner of Azcaban is the best HP film- I think i've read that more in the past weeks then I have stuff the actually relates to DH2-

  • July 14, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Tom Crud can't even give a "covert" forehead tap without

    by kabong

    LOOK AT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 15, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Better music...but

    by Robert

    Sounds like it's just been adding in as a last minute change, hopefully it will have a better finished result...

  • July 15, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    yes, Cruise is big in Japan...

    by ragingfluff

    because Japanese men are quite small.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    however, forget the cruise-bashing, it looks like a fun film

    by ragingfluff

    it's a Mission Impossible film. They're supposed to be silly. I like silly. Although I think this one is probably just a giant commercial for Tourism Malaysia