CITYARTS REVIEW: The Incredible Tom

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts.

Brian DePalma’s 1996 Mission Impossible was a cartoon even though he didn’t direct it like one. The sheer, exhilarating pleasure of Mission Impossible IV (officially subtitled Ghost Protocol) comes from star-producer Tom Cruise’s ingenious decision to cast animation master Brad Bird. This is easily Bird best film since The Iron Giant and the best parts of The Incredibles; it’s even good enough to forgive Ratatouille

It was clear from Ratatouille that Bird’s animation skills had fallen into a Disney-Pixar mousetrap. Cruise rescues Bird and Bird returns the favor. Read more