Official Review: Great summer action movie with plenty of excitement. I liked it a lot. Mainly because it felt like a supercharged episode of Alias. You could definitely tell that JJ Abrams made this movie. Maybe I was looking for similarities to Alias / Lost more closely than the average viewer, but I noted a TON. The plot itself felt like a combination of parts of Alias Season 1 and 5. There were obvious similarities between characters in MI3 and characters on Alias (Marshall, Sloane), and a few scenes were shot nearly frame for frame with scenes from Lost and Alias.
But that's not a bad thing, since I love both Lost and Alias. Two last things I'd like to point out:
- Greg Grunberg was in it (briefly) - continuing his streak of being in every project JJ Abrams has ever had.
- The last credit of the movie, I kid you not, is a thank you to THE HANSO FOUNDATION.
Although you'll likely feel dirty giving your money to that whacked-out Scientologist Tom Cruise (rightfully so), I have to give this movie a glowing recommendation - especially for anyone who is a fan of Alias.