Tuesday, July 04, 2006


I decided not to watch The Superman Returns because I thought the adventure extraordinaire will take a toll on my logical thinking powers. Or rather, I decided to watch MI:3 because I thought it might turn out to be a better logical reasoning exercise than the former.

My logical reasoning towards the choice of the movie was alright, as it turned out to be.

The Impossible Mission Force, or IMF is an impossible organisation. If I decide to believe whatever happens in the movie, I will end up in believing in the following:

1. Jet-lag is a myth. One can easily fly to Shanghai from the US and get on to (impossible) job in no time.

2. Money is never a problem for IMF. Neither is technology. Neither is computer-skills. One man can control ten robotic-guns and bring down n number of targets in ~30 seconds.

3. Explosives can be carried in your pocket as chewing gum and can be stuck to a wall like a chewing gum. The chewing gum even explodes.

4. All the IMF characters on screen need not eat or sleep for days together. I wonder whether they do visits to the loo. Or maybe, it's something unscreenable.

5. One can jump from hundreds of feet above the ground, bang against glass-roof and/or other metallic objects with a thunderous sound without breaking even a single bone. Upon getting up, he smiles at us - a cunning smile. As if saying, hahaha- you thought it was all real, right?

6. The biological weapons are out of this world. They can fire an explosive devise into your brain via your nose. And it has got a timer in it! If the viewer starts getting acute headache, he can assume that he has had it!

7. The best scene, however is the following: The Hero is suffering from acute headache because of the shot-in-the-head. The only way to get rid of it (apparently) is to get electric shock. He asks his wife to give him shock of his life. He almost dead of the electric shock, before his wife who's a doctor does well to bring him back. And all this is happening amidst gun-fire. His wife learns to shoot in no time and kills a couple of bad boys effortlessly. When our Hero gains his consciousness, the first thing he does is: he grabs the revolver lying beside and points it to the door.

And thankfully, that's the end of the movie....

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