After working on the Mission: Impossible 64 episode for the Angry Video Game Nerd I decided to invite my friend Clay on the show to talk about the first movie. Find out why we think Mission: Impossible is the perfect reboot in this Podcast / Movie review. We go over how great the cast was, how tense the stunts worse, and how it treated its source material.
Based on the hit television series. Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) was sent to Prague for a mission to prevent the theft of classified material. His wife Claire (Emmanuelle Béart) and his trusted partner Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) were members of Phelps’ team. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong and the mission failed, leaving Ethan Hunt the seemingly lone survivor. After he reported the failed mission, Kittridge (Henry Czerny), the head of 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” (Vanessa Redgrave)) to try to find who set him up and to clear his name.