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Mission Impossible 4k 6 Film Collection - This review will self destruct in 5 mins
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2018
No, it won't - just kidding LOL. I am a huge fan of the original Mission Impossible TV show that ran from 1966 to 1973 for 7 seasons. It was created by Bruce Geller and visionary beyond its time. Its basic premise was a group of top secret agents hired to eliminate the most dangerous criminals who could not be captured by conventional law agencies. Their tactics were mostly elaborate stunts (involving highly advanced electronic gadgetry) to trick the enemies and get them to reveal a secret information or create a situation which led to them being captured and eliminated. It was one of my favorite shows growing up in Turkey and it was called "Gorevimiz Tehlike" which literally means: "Danger is our Mission".
What is amazing about the Mission Impossible movie franchise is that it gets better with each movie which is very odd. Most franchises suffer with each installment as the new movies become less interesting, run out of ideas, becomes to formulaic, etc. That's normally the case with most franchises but Mission Impossible is an exception. Strangely, Mission Impossible movies keep getting better!
4K transfers of all films are very good except the first movie, Mission Impossible I (1996) is grainy and snowy. I was expecting a better 4K transfer. I didn't see a difference from the blu ray version of the same movie. 4K transfers of all other 5 movies are very good. Mission Impossible 3 had some playback issues in the beginning (another reviewer also mentioned the playback problem with the 3rd movie). It froze in the first 5 minutes but then played on.
As for the movies:
Mission Impossible 1 (3 stars): I think this is a decent motion picture translation of the TV show and is loyal to the concept of the original show, however it has some plot flaws and a ridiculously unrealistic action scenes at the end. Still, very entertaining movie overall.
Mission Impossible 2 (1 star): This is my least favorite MI movie. The love affair sub-plot is not working. It's basic premise is too similar to Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (1946). There are ridiculous action scenes towards the end, making it look like a typical Hollywood action flick. I was certain after MI-2 that the franchise would be over. i am glad I was proven wrong.
Mission Impossible 3 (3 stars): Much better effort than the MI-2. Still some ridiculous action scenes (the military planes bombing the bridge) but it has some redeeming points. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is great as a villain.
Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol (5 stars); In my opinion, this is where Mission Impossible rose to a whole new level. It was totally loyal to the original MI concept, great story, great action scenes, great acting (Jeremy Renner was awesome and so was Paula Patton). Dubai skyscraper climb segment is my most favorite segment in all of the 6 films and it looks totally amazing on 4K.
Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation (5 star): Another great installment in the franchise with fresh ideas, elements and a great story. Rebecca Ferguson is amazing (amazingly gorgeous, amazing acting and her character was a great addition to the story).
Mission Impossible 6: Fallout (5 stars): My favorite movie in the entire franchise. It's edge of the seat entertainment from start to finish.
The way the Mission Impossible franchise seems to get better with each movie, I cannot wait to see the next movie.
This package comes with all the blu ray movies as well. All 6 blu ray films are in one thick case; and the 4k films are in a slimmer case. Only constructive feedback I can give is that I wish they had all the special features on the 4K discs so there would be no need to keep the blu ray discs. Also, not sure if you are buying 4K films, do you need blu ray copies (then again this question goes for all movies that come as blu ray /DVD combo)