Now, I always liked the Mission: Impossible TV show, and really enjoyed the first movie version of it, despite it not having Peter Graves and it killing off Mr. Phelps.
I missed the second movie, being all busy with life and things, but when the 3rd movie came out, I got a hankering to see it. I heard that the effects were pretty good, and it was exciting and all that, even if it wasn’t a timeless piece of cinematography.
But I am not a fan of Mr. Cruise’s public pronouncements about how other people need to deal with their mental health issues. Combining that with some other public antics, I didn’t really have a desire to support the movie or his career. I know my miniscule ticket offering won’t make much of a difference, but still…
Anyway, last night Mrs. Mercotan and I were out of town at a conference, and the theater next door had a rather mediocre selection of movies. The only things that really appealed were “Poseidon” and “M: I 3”. With my moral reservations about the latter along with what appeared to be an inconvenient starting time, we bought tix for “Poseidon”, tho with no extreme enthusiasm.
Upon arrival into the movie house, we noted that “Poseidon” started in 10 minutes, but another screen had “M: I 3” starting right away. Turning to Mrs. M, I said “Aw hell, let’s see Mission Impossible”.
“But, what about not wanting to support Mr. Cruise?” she queried.
“That’s the beauty of it! We’re not! We bought two tix for “Poseidon” and as far as this theater and Hollywood is concerned, we’re seeing “Poseidon”! Now let’s go see M: I 3!”
And we did, and were entertained, yet our tix dollars are being applied to a completely different movie!