Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol- -
In the 4th installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks (Nyqvist), who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.
When the IMF is shut down after being implicated in a bombing incident at the Kremlin, Ethan Hunt and his new team must turn rogue in order to clear their organizations’ name. Russia calls the attack an undeclared act of war, which prompts the United States to begin a black operation, known as “Ghost Protocol.” As a part of the plan, Tom Cruise and his team are allowed to “accidentally” escape from government custody to allow them to operate outside of their agency’s command structure. They must operate with no support, and when they are ambushed it is just them against the bad guys. They have to locate the real source of the Moscow bombing in order to clear their name and name of the United States. This family movie guide does not consider this to be a movie for children.
An updated, catchy version of the Mission Impossible Theme song greets visitors in the opening of this movie, minus the famous tape machine bursting into flames scene from the series… that is for those of us who are old enough to remember that one, ahem. Mission Impossible, neither the original series nor the movies that followed are known for their non-violence. This movie does not disappoint. It has violence, killings, guns, murder, adventure, jumping off of tall buildings, running from explosions, car chased, car crashes, fist fights, stabbings, romance, and other elements of spy adventure.
That covers it in terms of movie ratings for families, you get the picture. This movie is not for smaller children and is at least a PG13. However, it is probably more appropriate for 15 and above. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decide if this type of movie is right for your children and your family. Tom Cruise does a wonderful job of acting in this movie, but he is not known for doing family friendly movies. This movie definitely shows his more serious and violent side. It is a wonderful action movie, but this family movie guide thinks that there are probably better choices for family fun during the holidays.