Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mission Impossible (1996)

Director: Brian De Palma
Star: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight and Emmanuelle BĂ©art
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action
Length: 110 min
Date produced: 22 May 1996 (USA)


Based off of a hit T.V. series. Jim Phelps was sent to Prague for a mission. That mission is to find a traitor. His wife, Claire and his trusted partner, Ethan Hunt were members of Phelps' team. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong and the mission failed, ironically Ethan Hunt was the lone survivor. After he reported the failed mission, Kettrige the head if the agency suspects Ethan of being the culprit for the failed mission. Now, Ethan uses unorthodox methods (Which includes the aid of an arms dealer going by the name "Max") to try to find who set him up and to clear his name.


Mission Impossible II (2000)

Director: John Woo
Star: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott and Thandie Newton
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action
Length: 123 min
Date produced: 24 May 2000 (USA)


IMF agent Ethan Hunt has been sent on a mission to retrieve and destroy the supply of a genetically created disease called 'Chimera'. His mission is made impossible due to the fact that he is not the only person after samples of the disease. He must also contest with a gang of international terrorists headed by a turned bad former IMF agent who has already managed to steal the cure called 'Bellerophon' and now need 'Chimera' to complete their grand plan of infecting the whole world. In order to infiltrate and locate the terrorist group he relies on the help of an international thief Nyah of whom he quickly develops a love interest. Time is not only running out for Agent Hunt to find and destroy 'Chimera' before the terrorists get their hands on it, but he must also find 'Bellerophon' so as to save his love interest who has already become infected by the disease from a terrible and rapid death.


Impossible III (2006)

Director: J.J. Abrams
Star: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan and Ving Rhames
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action
Length: 126 min
Date produced: 26 May 2006 (Vietnam)


Super-spy Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty to trains new IMF agents. But he is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he's ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team: his old friend Luther Strickell, transportation expert Declan, and background operative Zhen. They are to rescue one of his very own trainees, Lindsey who was kidnapped while on a surveillance detail of Davian. It soon becomes evident that Davian is well-protected, well-connected, and downright malicious. This forces Hunt to extend his journey back into the field in order to rescue his wife, Julia, and uncover IMF double agents in the process.


Rush Hour (1998

Director: Brett Ratner
Star: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Ken Leung
Production: New Line Cinema
Genre: Action
Length: 98 min
Date produced: 18 September 1998 (USA)


Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung.


Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Director: Brett Ratner
Star: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and John Lone
Production: Hiett Designs of Las Vegas, New Line Cinema
Genre: Action
Length: 90 min
Date produced: 3 August 2001 (USA)


It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation.


Rush Hour 3 (2007)

Director: Brett Ratner
Star: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Max von Sydow
Production: New Line Cinema
Genre: Action
Length: 91 min
Date produced: 10 August 2007 (USA)


After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day.