It seems that I'm crossing shallow waters cinematographically speaking, and this time I stumbled upon a so-called spy movie.
I guess everybody remembers Ethan Hunt and his exploits which first were Mission: Impossible and later became Mission: you're shitting me (no good pun was found). Well, in this one the lord of scientology embraced the same occupation. Only that now, not only he seems to be SuperHunt on steroids aka Roy Miller aka you'll find out by watching, but also...on shrooms.
So the superspy wackjob bumps into an innocent damsel, who will inevitably be dragged into his patriot-gone-rogue or the other way around act.
I guess that all the borderline superhero abilities showed mainly by Cruise, were intended to deliver the impression of an ironic depiction of spy movies; but the story still kept a seriousness aura around it, which was somewhat opposed to the fact that I don't recall an instant when the main male character was bleeding.
Cameron Diaz's character had her own annoying part: the impossibility of following instructions which was intended to be funny, but failed to do so after a couple of occurrences.
Even with all these imperfections the movie still remains pleasant to watch, but anyway none of those can compare with the exasperating effect of the blackouts cutting of the crucial moments.
So, if you have to watch it you shouldn't despair, it's easily bearable; you could even see it on your own without any external constraint if you're not looking for anything subtle. One more thing, how in Tom Cruise's name did they come up with the title?!?!?!
Stuff - Spoiler Alert!!!
"I'll kill myself and then her" "I did, but I asked him to stay in the booth" with their respective tones
The talk with the hired gun on the train is to dumbest thing a person could have done in this kind of situation, yet not a funny cliche, but that doesn't stop them from using it; luckily the "Oh my God! Just die!" scene came after to improve the atmosphere
The car-ride on the truck scene looked pretty smooth and cool