History Film / MissionImpossible

28th Apr '18 6:20:04 AM StardustSoldier
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* FaceHeelTurn:
** The ''infamous'' - [[spoiler: Jim Phelps, the hero of the original TV series, turns out to be the BigBad in the end. This is why Peter Graves, who played Jim Phelps in the TV series, refused to do a cameo.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn:
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FaceHeelTurn: The ''infamous'' - [[spoiler: Jim Phelps, the hero of the original TV series, turns out to be the BigBad in the end. This is why Peter Graves, who played Jim Phelps in the TV series, refused to do a cameo.]]



** [[spoiler:Phelps when he realized Ethan put on the video glasses, proving to Kittridge that he was still alive.]]

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** [[spoiler:Phelps when he realized realizes Ethan put on the video glasses, proving to Kittridge that he was still alive.alive. Phelps has another one shortly after when he's on the helicopter and Ethan pulls out the exploding gum. Unlike Krieger who is merely confused, Phelps knows exactly what is about to happen.]]
28th Apr '18 6:15:49 AM StardustSoldier
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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]

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* %%* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Jim Phelps is the main antagonist of the film.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]

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* %%* BigBad: [[spoiler:Jim Phelps is the main antagonist of the film.]]
* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]



* ButtMonkey: The CIA vault employee, who gets tagged with a liquid that makes him sick to his stomach long enough for Ethan's rogue team to make a copy of the NOC list and leave. [[AllThereInTheManual Despite his spotless record]], Kittridge has him relocated to a different job and ''how''.

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* ButtMonkey: The CIA vault employee, who gets tagged with a liquid that makes him sick to his stomach long enough for Ethan's rogue team to make a copy of the NOC list and leave. [[AllThereInTheManual Despite his spotless record]], Kittridge has him relocated to a different job and ''how''.job.



* DoubleMeaning: [[spoiler: "Why, Jim? Why?"]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Krieger.]]

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* %%* DoubleMeaning: [[spoiler: "Why, Jim? Why?"]]
* %%* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Krieger.]]



* EvilBrit: [[spoiler:Max.]]
* EvilElevator: Poor [[spoiler: Jack]]...

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* %%* EvilBrit: [[spoiler:Max.]]
* %%* EvilElevator: Poor [[spoiler: Jack]]...



* FaceHeelTurn: The ''infamous'' - [[spoiler: Jim Phelps, the hero of the original TV series, turns out to be the BigBad in the end.]]
** This is why Peter Graves, who played Jim Phelps in the TV series, refused to do a cameo.

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* FaceHeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn:
**
The ''infamous'' - [[spoiler: Jim Phelps, the hero of the original TV series, turns out to be the BigBad in the end.]]
**
end. This is why Peter Graves, who played Jim Phelps in the TV series, refused to do a cameo.]]



* HyperAwareness: Ethan meets his IMF superior for a debriefing after a botched mission. He looks around the cafe and recognizes around him another IMF team that had also been present at the botch.

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* HyperAwareness: HyperAwareness:
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Ethan meets his IMF superior for a debriefing after a botched mission. He looks around the cafe and recognizes around him another IMF team that had also been present at the botch.



* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."]]

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* %%* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."]]



* NotAsYouKnowThem: [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]]

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* %%* NotAsYouKnowThem: [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]]



* UnholyMatrimony: [[spoiler:Jim and Claire Phelps]].

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* %%* UnholyMatrimony: [[spoiler:Jim and Claire Phelps]].
28th Apr '18 6:08:30 AM StardustSoldier
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Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma, the movie became well known for the interweaving and [[GambitPileup complicated plotting.]] -- and the signature image of the MissionImpossibleCableDrop. 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 [[Series/MissionImpossible 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 disavowed by at least two cast members of the original series.

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Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma, the movie became well known for the interweaving and [[GambitPileup complicated plotting.]] -- and the signature image of the MissionImpossibleCableDrop. 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 However, it was (and remains) very divisive among long-time fans of [[Series/MissionImpossible 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 disavowed by at least two cast members of the original series.



%%* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]

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%%* * AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]
28th Apr '18 1:20:21 AM StardustSoldier
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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]

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* %%* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Jim Phelps and Krieger.]]



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

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* BaitAndSwitchComment / ButHeSoundsHandsome: BaitAndSwitchComment: When Ethan admires Luther's infamous hacking of NATO Ghostcom:
22nd Apr '18 9:45:27 PM gjjones
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* ExplodingFishTanks: When Ethan realizes that he's been framed, he blows up the floor-to-ceiling aquariums in a restaurant as cover for his escape.

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* ExplodingFishTanks: When Ethan realizes that he's been framed, he blows up the Akvarium restaurant's floor-to-ceiling aquariums in a restaurant as cover for his escape.



** Kittridge when he realizes that Ethan's chewing gum on the fishtank is about to explode.

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** Kittridge when he realizes that Ethan's chewing the "Red Light, Green Light" gum on the fishtank aquarium is about to explode.blow up.
16th Apr '18 8:46:34 AM Rebu
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* ChekhovsBoomerang: The "Red Light, Green Light" exploding gum. Yes, it is [[IncrediblyLamePun Chekhov's Gum]].
* ChekhovsGun: The Bible in the Prague hideout, which leads to another use with the mention of the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Also, an attentive viewer will be able to know that [[spoiler: Kreiger]] is a villain due to [[spoiler: carrying the same distinctive-looking knife as the one found on Sarah's body]].

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: The [[spoiler:The "Red Light, Green Light" exploding gum. Yes, it is [[IncrediblyLamePun Chekhov's Gum]].
Gum]].]]
* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler:The Bible in the Prague hideout, which leads to another use with the mention of the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Also, an attentive viewer will be able to know that [[spoiler: Kreiger]] Kreiger is a villain due to [[spoiler: carrying the same distinctive-looking knife as the one found on Sarah's body]].
23rd Mar '18 12:39:49 PM gjjones
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* BlackTieInfiltration: The film opens with the team breaking into a social event in Czechia to steal intelligence. [[spoiler:Turns out the information they were after was bait to smoke out TheMole, who saw it coming and pinned it on Ethan.]]

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* BlackTieInfiltration: The film opens with the team breaking into a social event in Czechia the Czech Republic to steal intelligence. [[spoiler:Turns out the information they were after was bait to smoke out TheMole, who saw it coming and pinned it on Ethan.]]
23rd Mar '18 10:51:18 AM Morgenthaler
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Added DiffLines:

* AsTheGoodBookSays: At the end of the film, the villain quotes the line "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" to Ethan Hunt for his obvious attraction to the villain's wife. Earlier on, the knowledge that the bad guy reads from the Bible became a clue to tracking him down, as well as his real identity.
16th Mar '18 2:49:52 PM SinDustries
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* BatmanGambit: Really [[spoiler: Phelps']] plan relied on a ''lot'' of people reacting in a very specific manner and being able to pull off feats that no one could be certain they could. If Ethan hadn't been able to track down Max [[spoiler: to meet her]], convince Max that [[spoiler: disc was a trap]], be willing to [[spoiler: trust Claire at all because of his attraction to her]] or manage to [[spoiler: steal the real list from the CIA]] then, at best all they'd be able to do would be [[spoiler: disappear and hope whoever they sold their knowledge to didn't have a CIA mole who would report them]]. And even before all that, at the embassy if Ethan had been able to [[spoiler: reach Phelps]], if Phelps had [[spoiler: actually been followed]] or if [[spoiler: Sarah had avoided being stabbed]] then the entire plan would have fallen apart.

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* BatmanGambit: Really Really, [[spoiler: Phelps']] plan relied on a ''lot'' of people reacting in a very specific manner and being able to pull off feats that no one could be certain they could. If Ethan hadn't been able to track down Max [[spoiler: to meet her]], convince Max that [[spoiler: [[spoiler:the disc was a trap]], be willing to [[spoiler: trust Claire at all because of his attraction to her]] or manage to [[spoiler: steal the real list from the CIA]] then, CIA]], then at best best, all they'd be able to do would be [[spoiler: disappear and hope whoever whomever they sold their the knowledge to didn't have a CIA mole who would report them]]. And even before all that, at the embassy A.) if Ethan had been able to [[spoiler: reach Phelps]], Phelps]] at the embassy, B.) if Phelps had [[spoiler: actually been followed]] followed]], or C.) if [[spoiler: Sarah had avoided being stabbed]] stabbed]], then the entire plan would have fallen apart.
16th Mar '18 1:51:46 PM SinDustries
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* BattleCry: Ethan screams a wordless one at Krieger, after [[spoiler: hooking his and Phelps' escape helicopter to the back of a EuroTunnel-bound bullet train]].

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* BattleCry: Ethan screams a wordless one at Krieger, after [[spoiler: hooking his and Phelps' escape helicopter to the back of a EuroTunnel-bound [=Eurotunnel=]-bound bullet train]].
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