28: Mission: Impossible 3

This week, Ethan Hunt returns with more guns in JJ Abrams’ 2006 action sequel Mission: Impossible 3! What is the Rabbit’s Foot? Why add extra team members if you’re going to do nothing with them? Does Philip Seymour Hoffman deliver an actually perfect performance?

Content warning: violence, imprisonment

Unanswered Questions:

  • Is Abrams a good fit for this series?
  • Can we read the militarism of this movie as a response to the Bourne series?
  • How do we read the treatment of women throughout the film, specifically in terms of the combination of physical empowerment and innocence?

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