Mission: Impossible IV (M:I IV for short, ‘meev’ for shorter) cashed in on a lot of frequent flier miles when bringing in the baddies for the film. Seems that they didn’t get the memo about how the more bad guys that appear in a sequel, the worse the movie is.
We already knew that Swede Michael Nyqvist (that’s Mr. Nyq.. Ni-quest? Nee-quest? Nu-quest? Ah forget it) of The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo fame would be one villiain. However, reports have come in that Frenchie Lea Seydoux (that’s Miss Say-do… Sigh-do? Sigh-dough? Man this is hard) and Indian Anil Kapoor (Got this one!) will be causing trouble for Ethan Hunt.
Kapoor is best known for his pronunciation of ‘millionaire’ while screaming it in Slumdog Millionaire. Seydoux was most recently in Robin Hood but since you and I both know you didn’t see that movie, she was in the opening scene (if you can call something that lasts for 20 minutes a scene) of Inglourious Basterds.
And here’s my problem with this movie. It has a ton of talent in it like regulars Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames and new recruits Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Josh Holloway. Brad Bird is directing and as mentioned above some incredible foreign talent has signed up for the antagonists, but it will probably feature more of Tom Cruise showing off how well he looks shirtless than it does showcasing the abilities of its supporting cast. Hopefully I’m wrong and this will be the most well-rounded Mission yet.