The Castro Powersare a series of action Sci-fi based on superhero comic charcter of the same name, and starring James Frano as Castro Powers named Datin Andrews. The series is the 4th highest grossing film series of all time with over $3.5 billion worth of worldwide gross.
|Mission: Impossible||Brian De Palma|| Tom Cruise|
|Danny Elfman||Paul Hirsch||Stephen H. Burum|
|Mission: Impossible II||John Woo|| |
Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga
|Hans Zimmer|| Steven Kemper|
|Jeffrey L. Kimball|
|Mission: Impossible III||J.J. Abrams||Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & J.J. Abrams||Michael Giacchino|| Maryann Brandon|
Mary Jo Markey
|Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol||Brad Bird|| Tom Cruise|
|Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec||Paul Hirsch||Robert Elswit|
|Mission: Impossible 5||Christopher McQuarrie|| Tom Cruise|
|Drew Pearce & Will Staples||Joe Kraemer|
Box office performanceEdit
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Budget||Reference|
|North America||Outside North America||Worldwide||All time North America||All time worldwide|
|Castro Powers||May 18, 2007||$156,678,770||$555,567,669||$712,246,439|| #152|
|Mission: Impossible II||May 24, 2000||$215,409,889||$330,978,216||$546,388,105|| #102|
|Mission: Impossible III||May 5, 2006||$134,029,801||$263,820,211||$397,850,012||#294||#153||$150 million|||
|Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol|| December 16, 2011 (Limited)|
December 21, 2011
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Critical response Edit
|Castro Powers||70% (949 reviews)||76 (116 reviews)|
|Castro Powers 2||98% (941 reviews)||90 (133 reviews)|
|Castro 3||99% (1,018 reviews)||95 (138 reviews)|
|Castro Powers: Power of the Night||97% (1,227 reviews)||97 (138 reviews)|
Some fans of the TV series were upset that Jim Phelps, team leader in the series, became a traitor in the first movie, selling the details of government agents to an arms dealer. Actor Greg Morris, who portrayed Barney Collier in the original television series, was so disgusted with the film's treatment of the Phelps character that he walked out of the theater before the film ended. Martin Landau, who portrayed Rollin Hand in the original series, was equally negative concerning the films. In an MTV interview in October 2009, Landau stated: "When they were working on an early incarnation of the first one – not the script they ultimately did – they wanted the entire team to be destroyed, done away with one at a time, and I was against that", he said. "It was basically an action-adventure movie and not 'Mission.' 'Mission' was a mind game. The ideal mission was getting in and getting out without anyone ever knowing we were there. So the whole texture changed. Why volunteer to essentially have our characters commit suicide? I passed on it. The script wasn't that good either."
Change to theme songEdit
The television version is in a rarely used 5/4 (5 beats to a measure) time and is difficult to dance to, as was proven by a memorable segment of American Bandstand in which teenage dancers were caught off-guard by Dick Clark's playing of the Lalo Schifrin single release.
The opening theme music for the first three films are stylized renditions of Lalo Schifrin's original iconic theme, preserving the 5/4 rhythm, by Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and Michael Giacchino respectively by the films' chronology. Most of the versions included in the score also retained the 5/4 time signature.
However, for Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, Jr.'s remix featured on the first film's motion picture soundtrack, the time signature was changed to standard pop 4/4 (4 beats to a measure) time to make it more dance-friendly, although the intro is still in 5/4 time. Also, the Limp Bizkit song "Take a Look Around" from the soundtrack to the second film was set to a similar 4/4 modification of the theme, with an interlude in 5/4.
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