History Film / MissionImpossible

10th Sep '16 7:56:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut:
** The dangling wires scene was inspired by ''Film/{{Topaki}}''.
** The bone-white look of the vault was influenced by ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' .
7th Aug '16 3:10:53 PM Quanyails
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** All of the movies feature [[spoiler:spies who turned rogue]] as villains, except the fourth which bucks the trend (See its entry under TheMole). In all case but Rogue Nation, the spies in question are [[spoiler:former IMF Agents]].

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** All of the movies feature [[spoiler:spies who turned rogue]] as villains, except the fourth which bucks the trend (See its entry under TheMole). In all case cases but Rogue Nation, ''Rogue Nation'', the spies in question are [[spoiler:former IMF Agents]].
5th Aug '16 9:49:32 PM JackG
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* DutchAngle



* BaitAndSwitchComment: When Ethan admires Luther's infamous hacking of NATO Ghostcom:

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: BaitAndSwitchComment / ButHeSoundsHandsome: When Ethan admires Luther's infamous hacking of NATO Ghostcom:



* DoubleCaper: Basically the entire film: Jim Phelps' IMF team thinks they're shadowing a traitor in Prague who plans to sell the NOC list to an arms dealer. Only [[spoiler: it's actually a molehunt headed by Kittridge and a second team to expose a traitor on Jim's own team, the traitor is actually an IMF agent himself, and that "NOC list" is actually a tracking program to hone in on whoever tries to load it, with the real list safe at CIA HQ.]] Since Ethan is the lone survivor, Kittridge thinks he has his man. So now Ethan has to go rogue with a team of disavowed agents and get the [[spoiler: real and complete]] NOC list so he can expose TheManBehindTheMan and true mole ("Job") and clear his name.
* DoubleMeaning: [[spoiler: "Why, Jim? Why?"]]



* DoubleCaper: Basically the entire film: Jim Phelps' IMF team thinks they're shadowing a traitor in Prague who plans to sell the NOC list to an arms dealer. Only [[spoiler: it's actually a molehunt headed by Kittridge and a second team to expose a traitor on Jim's own team, the traitor is actually an IMF agent himself, and that "NOC list" is actually a tracking program to hone in on whoever tries to load it, with the real list safe at CIA HQ.]] Since Ethan is the lone survivor, Kittridge thinks he has his man. So now Ethan has to go rogue with a team of disavowed agents and get the [[spoiler: real and complete]] NOC list so he can expose TheManBehindTheMan and true mole ("Job") and clear his name.
* DoubleMeaning: [[spoiler: "Why, Jim? Why?"]]

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* DoubleCaper: Basically DutchAngle: During the entire film: Jim Phelps' IMF team thinks they're shadowing a traitor in Prague who plans to sell the NOC list to an arms dealer. Only [[spoiler: it's actually a molehunt headed by Kittridge and a second team to expose a traitor on Jim's own team, the traitor is actually an IMF agent himself, and that "NOC list" is actually a tracking program to hone in on whoever tries to load it, with the real list safe at CIA HQ.]] Since meeting between Ethan is the lone survivor, Kittridge thinks he has his man. So now and Kittridge, things start getting skewed as Ethan has to go rogue with a team of disavowed agents and get the [[spoiler: real and complete]] NOC list so he can expose TheManBehindTheMan and true mole ("Job") and clear his name.
* DoubleMeaning: [[spoiler: "Why, Jim? Why?"]]
realises he's been framed as TheMole.
9th Jul '16 5:12:34 PM appealus
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* HelicopterBlender: Near the end of the film, [[spoiler:a baddie flies a helicopter into a train tunnel and attempts to blend the protagonist. The rotors even bounce off the walls with no ill effects, only some pretty sparks. The RuleOfCool is in full force: we are not concerned with the low-pressure area behind the train making flying difficult or the top speed of choppers being too low to follow the pictured train.]]

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* HelicopterBlender: Near the end of the film, [[spoiler:a baddie [[spoiler:Krieger flies a helicopter into a train tunnel and attempts to blend the protagonist.Ethan. The rotors even bounce off the walls with no ill effects, only some pretty sparks. The RuleOfCool is in full force: we are not concerned with the low-pressure area behind the train making flying difficult or the top speed of choppers being too low to follow the pictured train.]]
9th Jul '16 4:59:01 PM appealus
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* RogueAgent: Invoked in every film. [[spoiler: Phelps goes rogue in the first; Ambrose, the BigBad in the second is a former IMF agent; Musgrave is in league with Davian in the third (and he tries to set up a Brassel and Ethan as such to cover it up); Ethan himself is made to look like this in the fourth; and he actually is such in the fifth (and The Syndicate is entirely made up of rogue agents).]] Just a bit heavily used.

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* RogueAgent: Invoked in every film. [[spoiler: Phelps goes rogue in the first; Ambrose, the BigBad in the second is a former IMF agent; Musgrave is in league with Davian in the third (and he tries to set up a Brassel and Ethan as such to cover it up); Ethan himself is made to look like this in the fourth; and he actually is such in the fifth (and The Syndicate is entirely made up of rogue agents).]] Just a bit heavily used.
8th Jun '16 3:45:50 AM Sullivan
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In the first film, made in 1996 and troped on this page, Jim Phelps is called upon for a new assignment dealing with very sensitive information regarding IMF agents and their cover [=IDs=]. He brings in his standard crew, including point man Ethan Hunt, and they plan out how to recover the info. Unfortunately, their mission was compromised horribly and Ethan finds himself the lone survivor and the top suspect as a traitor. The discovery of two other survivors doesn't alleviate his paranoia, so he goes into the list of blacklisted former IMF agents to put together another team to get to the bottom of their original mission and the conspiracy behind it. Directed by Brian [=DePalma=] (yes, ''[[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} that]]'' [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} one]]), the movie became well known for the interweaving and [[GambitPileup complicated plotting.]] (And the signature image pictured above) This is the least violent Mission Impossible film, by far. And given that you can clearly see an eye gouging for a few frames and that [=DePalma=] is the one helming this one, that's saying something. The film however was (and remains) very divisive among long-time fans of the TV series (due to who the villain is, and the fact the story tends to focus on a single character, rather than a team), and was publicly disowned by at least two cast members of the original series.

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In the first film, made in 1996 and troped on this page, Jim Phelps is called upon for a new assignment dealing with very sensitive information regarding IMF agents and their cover [=IDs=]. He brings in his standard crew, including point man Ethan Hunt, and they plan out how to recover the info. Unfortunately, their mission was compromised horribly and Ethan finds himself the lone survivor and the top suspect as a traitor. The discovery of two other survivors doesn't alleviate his paranoia, so he goes into the list of blacklisted former IMF agents to put together another team to get to the bottom of their original mission and the conspiracy behind it. Directed by Brian [=DePalma=] (yes, ''[[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} that]]'' [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} one]]), the movie became well known for the interweaving and [[GambitPileup complicated plotting.]] (And the signature image pictured above) This is the least violent Mission Impossible film, by far. And given that you can clearly see an eye gouging for a few frames and that [=DePalma=] is the one helming this one, that's saying something. The film however was (and remains) very divisive among long-time fans of the TV series (due to who the villain is, and the fact the story tends to focus on a single character, rather than a team), and was publicly disowned disavowed by at least two cast members of the original series.
4th Jun '16 6:47:09 PM gewunomox
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* PopStarComposer: The theme was rearranged by [[{{U2}} Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.]].

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* PopStarComposer: The theme was rearranged by [[{{U2}} [[Music/{{U2}} Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.]].
27th May '16 2:36:43 PM JamesAustin
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-->'''Flight Attendant:''' [[BookEnds Would you consider the cinema of the Caribbean? Aruba, perhaps?]]

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-->'''Flight Attendant:''' [[BookEnds [[{{Bookends}} Would you consider the cinema of the Caribbean? Aruba, perhaps?]]
16th May '16 5:13:18 AM The12thDoctor
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->''Your mission, should you choose to accept it...''

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->''Your ->''"Your mission, should you choose to accept it...''
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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: [[spoiler: When Phelps lies that Kittridge is the mole, he claims he betrayed them because he had become useless after the fall.]]
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: Happens to Ethan twice. [[spoiler: And both of them were behind it all.]]

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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Phelps lies that Kittridge is the mole, he claims he betrayed them because he had become useless after the fall.]]
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: Happens to Ethan twice. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And both of them were behind it all.]]




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-->'''Flight Attendant:''' Excuse me. Mr. Hunt? Would you like to watch a movie?
-->'''Ethan Hunt:''' Oh, uh, no thank you.
-->'''Flight Attendant:''' [[BookEnds Would you consider the cinema of the Caribbean? Aruba, perhaps?]]
15th May '16 8:44:05 PM The12thDoctor
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