Japanese Mission: Impossible 4 Trailer Has the Right Music!
Now this is cool! It's too bad that there's so much less Jeremy Renner in the Japanese trailer for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (is he not the rising star yet internationally that Hollywood so wants him to be here?), but it's very, very cool that there's so much more of Lalo Schifrin's classic "Mission: Impossible Theme!" For me, seeing this footage (nothing new; we've seen it all in the American trailer already) cut to this music - the right music - makes all the difference in the world! (The Eminem song was not working for me.) In fact, this trailer now looks sort of almost like it could be for a really high budget episode of the TV series... which is pretty much the highest compliment I can pay to director Brad Bird. Speaking of, wouldn't it be cool if this one opened the way that Brian DePalma's original Mission: Impossible movie opened in 1996, with an homage to the TV series' title sequence showing a bunch of scenes to come cut together quickly with a burning fuse set to Schifrin's theme? Yes, it would. I just answered my own question there.