This latest Hollywood Christmas blockbuster, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, is a fantastic example of how mobile is well and truly part of today’s zeitgeist. The film features several mobile screens in both its mise-en-scene and plot. IMF look to have a preference for Apple products with MacBooks, iPhones and iPads featuring regularly.
In one scene an elaborate contraption formed largely around an iPad projects a fake wall that’s used to break into the Kremlin. In arguably the most gripping scene, Tom Cruise chases a bad guy through a Dubai sandstorm using his mobile (I think a Galaxy Nexus) to locate his roving nemesis.
Films often project and amplify current trends and it’s clear that Hollywood sees the mobile channel as one that symbolises technology, cool and…espionage.
- Review: Brad Bird’s ‘Ghost Protocol’ is Best ‘Mission: Impossible’ Yet (firstshowing.net)
- Friday Flicks: Is Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol the Best Tom Cruise Film in Years? (newsfeed.time.com)
- A Real Action Film: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Short Ends and Leader) (popmatters.com)