If you are an Apple fan and you haven’t watch the latest Mission Impossible movie, Ghost Protocol, you should watch it. Like now!
The movie gets very good reviews and it is positioned to be one of the top movies of the holiday season. Apart from that, the movie’s director is a huge fan of Apple products. You will be seeing Apple products in the movie quite often and they are normally used to do very cool “mission impossible” stuffs.
There will be a little spoilers of the movie from this point onwards, stop if you do not want any spoilers.
Here is the things Ethan (Tom Cruise) and his team do with Apple products in the movie:
Lock Picking – Throughout the movie Ethan and Benji Dunn use their iPhone 4 to unlock doors. Thanks to a special attachment case for the iPhone, Cruise inserts a card-sized attachment into card reader slots. The iPhone then figures out the code to hack into the door lock granting nearly instant access to hotel rooms and government offices containing nuclear launch codes.
Hacking From a MacBook Air – It’s the thinnest and lightest portable on the planet yet it packs the power of a full-fledged computer, so of course it’s the laptop of choice for tech guru Benji and the IMF team.
Facial Recognition Scanners – Facial recognition cameras have been done before, so how does Bird take it to the next level? He places a computerized contact lens on the eye of one of the IMF agents and has it work in tandem with the iPhone to do facial recognition scans of a massive crowd of people. The contact lens is connected to the agent’s iPhone and discreetly scans faces in the crowd to find a match for the person they’re looking for. Later on the lens even sends a push notification to the iPhone notifying the agent of a hostile assassin.
iPad Reality Distortion Field – When you’re breaking into a high-security compound you have to keep casualties at a minimum. To deceive a security guard, the IMF team uses an iPad connected to projector and screen to create a Reality Distortion Field. The iPad is used to handle all of the computing, while a camera tracks the eye movements of a security guard so that a life-like image can be projected on a screen that blocks the IMF team from view. It sounds complex, and it is…but it’s totally awesome and you should probably check it out.
Of course Apple is no stranger to product placement in movies. Apple products were featured in 24 of the top movies from 2010, but no movie has used Apple’s technology to as many ridiculously awesome things as the Impossible Mission Force uses them in Mission Impossible 4.
The best part of the movie is during a sand storm, Ethan uses a device for navigation which looks very much like a Galaxy Note and the device does not function properly. This movie is a 100% pro-apple movie.
Apart from all that, the movie is a very good movie. It is a must watch!