So this is my first break on this blog idea. I need to write about every movie. I need to remember that there is no pressure to make a great big blog. But I do need to reflect or the whole project is kaput. I watched this two days ago, and I need to catch up.
JJ Abrams is awesome. I like his sense of timing. He can create really tense scenes. he does a good job creating emotional stakes in his movies.
Tom Cruise really doesn't bother me. In fact I'd go so far as to say I'm a fan of his work. He just has an incredible amount of charisma. You just can't separate him from his characters.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman is out of control good in this movie. He is so rotten because he plays this role so flat. A lesser actor without the confidence could have played this like a bond villain, Hoffman plays it like he is selling insurance.
Plot was a little thin, but I had fun traveling to all the set pieces.