What's better than another Mission: Impossible? Another Mission: Impossible with Philip Seymour Hoffman as the antagonist. This movie was more action-packed than the first two, and carried a lot of story with it as well. Always keeping you on the edge of your seat right to the very end. And what a way to start a movie! IMF agent Ethan Hunt (played once again by Tom Cruise) helplessly chained to a chair, watching International weapons dealer Davian (Hoffman) count down the seconds on Hunt's fiancee's life. With a movie jam-packed in explosions, I would have loved to have seen it in theaters, but the DVD was just as good. Includes a commentary and a highlight reel of Tom Cruise's discography, for which he won an award in 2005.
Would you believe that I wasn't even interested in this movie till a friend of mine saw it? He's a grown man with 3 kids and he LOVED it! After watching it myself, I can see why. I had my suspicions of it being another "The Wild" or "Madagascar", but it clearly stands out. Aside from the all-star cast (Bruce Willis, Gary Shandling, Wanda Sykes, Steve Carrell, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy, and others) the movie appeals to the family-type, with a mixed group of woodland creatures who wake up from winter hibernation to discover that their Forest has been surrounded by housing development. Meanwhile, RJ (Bruce Willis) uses the family's foraging skills to help him gather food to satisfy a threatening bear (Nick Nolte). Plenty of features on the DVD too, including a four-minute short starring Hammy the Squirrel. (Steve Carrell)