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Plot: IMF agent Ethan Hunt has been sent on a mission to retrieve and destroy the supply of a genetically created disease called 'Chimera'. His mission is made impossible due to the fact that he is not the only person after samples of the disease. He must also contest with a gang of international terrorists headed by a turned bad former IMF agent who has already managed to steal the cure called 'Bellerophon' and now need 'Chimera' to complete their grand plan of infecting the whole world. In order to infiltrate and locate the terrorist group he relies on the help of an international thief Nyah of whom he quickly develops a love interest. Time is not only running out for Agent Hunt to find and destroy 'Chimera' before the terrorists get their hands on it, but he must also find 'Bellerophon' so as to save his love interest who has already become infected by the disease from a terrible and rapid death. Runtime: 123 mins Release Date: 28 Sep 2000
I love the crap out of this movie (by Haider-kazmee)
This movie I saw too many times and never get sick of it. Out of all the mission impossibles this i s my favorite one, and tell you why. Let's start by the director John Woo who made action epics like Hard boiled, The Killer, Face/off,Hard Target and Red Cliff. This guy has a way of making action films seem more beautiful with the doves slow-motion . The soundtrack of this movie is by far the best out the entire series and Hans Zimmer did a great job mixing rock tunes that fit best for the scenes. The action sequences in here are pretty impressive for it's time, and consists of using <more>
stuntmen/Tom Cruise. I doesn't slow down for a bit and even if it does the story will keep you gripped. When I first saw this movie when I was a little kid back in 2002 and I was so amazed and scared at the fact the disease in here called Chimera can cause the blood cells inside us to deteriorate. If you love action movies with a side of romance this should be a must watch for you 10/10. Pure Entertainment.
Great movie! I don't see what all the fuss is about! (by nicoletagavris)
Now, let me get one thing straight. This is NOT a smart film. It's not intended to be. It has its moments of comedy, a romance, and a lot of great action scenes. Might I also add that the score is AMAZING? The part where Nyah injects herself and says "You're not going to kill this bitch," to Sean is literally on-the-edge-of-your-seat good. The music during this scene is so beautiful, I literally watched this part over like 25 times! Like I said before, this film is not intended to be a smart, twisty thriller like the first one was. It is simply an action movie that is <more>
intended to get your heart pumping, and the twists that the first movie had are replaced with beautiful music and great action. Enjoy it for that.Cast-wise, I thought Thandie Newton was fantastic. Her face conveys so many emotions and her voice is so addictive. Tom is great as usual and Dougray Scott is a perfect villain. Smart, witty, and dangerous, but not too menacing.Overall, I think this was the best of the entire series. MI1 was too confusing and not really that exciting, MI3 was kind of random Phillip Seymour Hoffman is NOT a good villain, I just can't take him seriously! , and MI Ghost Protocol was great too, I just like this one better.9/10
How utterly, utterly dispiriting (by The Spectacular Spider-Man)
After the classy, complicated Mission Impossible, which mixed a mysterious, cloak and dagger atmosphere with genuine tension and thrills, how typical the the follow up should let down. All the intelligence and style of the original thriller is gone. Instead we have John Woo's stale style that is as over-exposed as it is over-rated. Ask yourself this; do you really want to see Tom Cruise shooting people in slow-motion for two hours? REALLY? Because that's what this is. If you want a real espionage spy thriller, go for the superb original. If you want a proper action movie that <more>
doesn't just involve the 'hero' shooting down hundreds of people, go for Tomorrow Never Dies.
Ethan Hunt is back with a new director! (by departed07)
Mission: Impossible II is the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster where this time around Face/Off director, John Woo, takes charge behind the seat to give the audience what the first movie should have been in the first place.Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise is on vacation climbing mountains where he gets interrupted by his boss Anthony Hopkins in an uncredit cameo that a mad agent Dougray Scott of Ever After who used to work with Hunt and the agency has plans of his own after a plane crashed in the Rocky Mountains where he has the biochemical weapons to end half the world. The chemical is known as <more>
Chimara where once the person is injected with the substance, it'll only be a matter of time before the body rots and infect half an entire population.Hunt is on the lookout for Nyah Hall Thandie Newton , one hot babe who used to date Sean Ambrose Dougray Scott in which he wants her on his team along with using Nyah to sneak whatever information Sean has about the chemicals and report. They fall in love at the same time where mixing work and pleasure isn't a good idea. Ethan also brings his former partner in crime Luther Ving Rhames , a computer high tech engineer who tracks and traces anybody with his computers. The fourth member is Billy Baird John Polson who provides comic relief as a helicopter pilot along with disguising himself whenever possible.The real reason to love Mission: Impossible 2 is the action that John Woo brings to the screen. You gotta hand it to him when it comes to wham/bam/thank you ma'am scenes that make you want to rewind on your DVD player to watch along with mixing emotion to make this film one bad-ass movie. Everything about this film sizzles where every frame is just hot after another.
Tom Cruise and director John Woo team up for the high-voltage, heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action thriller `Mission Impossible 2,' a non-stop rush of excitement that grabs you before the credits even begin to roll with the pulsating vibes of Hans Zimmer's terrific score. Once again, Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt of the IMF, called into action by his boss, Swanbeck Anthony Hopkins , when a plot involving a deadly virus is hatched by former IMF agent Sean Ambrose Dougray Scott . Hunt first has to recruit a professional thief, Nyah Nordoff-Hall Thandie Newton to help him get the <more>
information he needs to avert a disaster that could ultimately put millions of lives at risk. Once he has her, the IMF team goes to work; and when they do, they take you with them on a ride that doesn't end until the screen goes dark. Simply put, Cruise has never been better; he's matured since the first `Mission Impossible,' and turns in an outstanding performance here, imbuing Hunt with a believable invincibility that gives a luster and credibility to his heroics throughout the film. Scott is exemplary, as well, and makes his villain and the evil he concocts real. And Newton is charming as the intrepid Nyah, who first catches Hunt's eye, then proves what she's made of when she becomes an integral part of the intrigue. Add this to the expertise that Woo brings to this project, and the result is one unforgettable movie. Working with a superb screenplay by Robert Towne, he takes just enough time to set the plot in motion, and once it starts, it just doesn't stop. His choreographed action sequences are extraordinary; the motorcycle chase is worthy of any Steve McQueen ever did, and the climactic fight between Hunt and Ambrose should set a new standard for the entire industry. His use of slow motion interspersed throughout the action is highly effective, and so well done that it heightens the impact of the inherent drama, as does his attention to detail. Woo more than covers all the bases, and with this work proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is one of the finest, if not the best, action directors in the industry, past or present. Ving Rhames returns as Luther, and adds that extra spark to the overall proceedings with another fine performance. The excellent supporting cast also includes William R. Mapother, John Polson, Dominic Purcell and Richard Roxburgh. `Mission Impossible 2' is a rare and special contribution to the action genre; it fairly rips through the screen and takes no prisoners. It's all here, from the trade mark true- identity-hidden-behind-the-mask to the familiar Lalo Schifrin theme rendered this time around by metal-rappers Limp Bizkit . Superior in all ways to the first `Mission Impossible,' this is nothing less than a triumph for Cruise; and John Woo, thy name is Action. For the future, their mission together, if they choose to accept it, is to deliver `Mission Impossible 3.' In the meantime, don't miss this one; it is one wild trip. I rate this one 9/10.
Mission Impossible 2 was not appreciated by the critics because it was not understood by them. As the culmination of the action epic - where the symmetry, usually found in poetry, is embodied by the violence - most modern cinema-goers were faced with something wholly new. The Western intelligentsia, still hung up on the 1960's false division of clever female creativity from brute male violence, could not appreciate the profundity and happy sanity which John Woo's action engenders.The film opens with a panoramic view of the Moab dessert in Utah, before slowly focusing in on the small <more>
pinprick of activity which turns out to be Ethan Hunt Cruise . As he struggles with the hot sandy surface of the perilous cliff face, one of the film's main themes is introduced: man's struggle to overcome fire and earth. Fire and earth being, since Biblical times, symbols of desire, pain and, ultimately, procreation. Yet the theme is not gendered: sometimes it is male, sometimes female. The violence of the Spanish dancers, dressed in red with their viciously clicking heels and aggressively sharp though elegant movements, celebrate feminine strength and sexuality. As Naya executes her robbery, the clacking of her heels on the stairs and her sudden pose against the wall mimics the actions of the Spanish dance, thus her union with Tom Cruise on the cliff face, as their two cars, pinned together, pirouette towards dusty death, unifies the creative energy of the feminine Spanish dance with that of masculine danger. They become lovers.Hunt is obliged by his master' to give her up to pimp her and thereby entrap the villain. At this point, the theme of fire and earth mutates as the pain, rather than the desire of its fecundity is explored. This is visually conveyed by the horse image which begins to dominate quantitatively and as well as qualitatively over the earth image. Naya is described by the villain, Ambrose, as a possible Trojan horse' referring to the danger lurking behind her desirability and the next scene is of horse-hooves churning up the race-track: a sinister mutation of the rumbling castanets and clacking heels of the flirtatious Spanish dance scene. Naya becomes a pawn as the film delves deeper into violence, and eroticism becomes secondary or is subsumed into the beauty of explosive male confrontation. Naya becomes less important while the arch enemy, Ambrose, becomes more so. There is nothing salacious about this substitution of a female for a male combatant on the part of Hunt: a Freudian interpretation, while being a valid exercise in risky thinking, adds nothing to our understanding. Instead of the tender mating ritual of the car chase, we have the bitter sparring ritual of the motorcycle chase: the two are similar in that they involve danger and heightened passions.The full-frontal motorcycle confrontation is the culmination of the horse image: it is a modern day joust, where the horses have become machines. The animal of the horse is civilized or contained within the sphere of technology, just as the film with all its technological innovation masters and is able to express through it's artistry otherwise uncontrollable inexpressible forces. Like the Spanish dance and the car chase with Naya, Hunt's action scenes have a primal, yet also cosmic, elegance. When he is kicking his gun from the sand with a sharp tap-dancing manoeuvre, pirouetting on the wheel of a motorcycle, or spinning away from gun-fire amidst exploding glass and red flames, the paradoxical creativity of violence is suggested. Explosions occur and the camera pans out to afford a view of their blast radius, dwelling upon and thereby suggesting the beauty of these scenes of chemical destruction. John Woo, through these explosive images, reminiscent of the origin of the universe the big bang is thus able to suggest one of the central paradoxes of creation: how life and creativity began in violence.
Not nearly as bad as a lot of people say it is (by hellodavey)
Anyone who watches movies like this and expects fully realistic stunts and a bulletproof plot is a quite frankly an idiot. If you want to give this movie 1 star , where the hell does Arnie's "Commando" come on the ratings of "laws of realism do not apply" films and as for any of the Bond films when it comes to a realistic plot... well. Personally, this film is an exciting action movie with plenty of visually awesome stunts, quality soundtrack and a couple of nice surprises. Where this film does loose points with me though, is the cheesy slow mo scenes and lines. It <more>
really does badly interrupt an otherwise great action movie, which you should see. 8/10
A good romantic action-adventure movie (by Nazi_Fighter_David)
In writing a story to fit the action in "Mission: Impossible 2", Screenwriter Robert Towne brought nuance, complexity and irony to the human interaction and to the characters So greed is the animating force Being an amazing filmmaker, John Woo wanted "Mission Impossible 2" to have a lot more emotion and romance A romantic interest that can engage the hero emotionally, pushing him to exercise his skills In this case, he's trying to save the life of someone he cares for and loves The story revolves around three characters The good guy and the bad guy in love <more>
with the same girl John Woo's sequences were highly developed, completely mind-blowing, dangerous and exciting Woo really pushed his elements to the edge, designing action that people have never seen Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton looked very charming, proving to have a great chemistry with each other They also looked very natural I loved the scene when they meet, and how they meet The opening scene came from Robert Wise's "West Side Story" It is boy meets girl, girl looks at boy No story telling was needed With high speed and the judicious muting of sound, Woo made it a love-at-first-sight moment, isolating our two heroes in a very lovely way Tom's character was a new kind of a hero A person who really cares about people, and enjoys life He has a great passion about nature, about love, about everything Thandie's romantic life was very busy She is involved with the character played by Dougray Scott, Ambrose who's the key for the Mission team He is the one with the information which Thandie's character has to win back Dougray was a really interesting bad guy, as complex a bad guy as you can get and with an impossible mission... Dougray's Ambrose becomes disillusioned with being in Ethan's shadow In deciding to have more power, he turns to the other side He forms a renegade band of ex-Special Forces people But Ambrose couldn't even be himself He includes his identity into Hunt's, when Ethan was not available So if he needed to be something, he had to be Ethan Hunt Ving Rhames' Luther was a balance in the team He's a computer expert who brought the charm to his character Outside of Ethan Hunt, he is the only returning member of the IMF team "Mission: Impossible 2" gave John Woo the ability to really use his filming style, which is the slow motion on key moments You can see Cruise slow-motion flipping through the air, walking through flames with a white dove sending a message to the evil, running and jumping out of a hole, climbing dangerous scary high cliff, jousting on a motorcycle, trapped in a gun battle, Kick boxing, and having a really sharp and pointy knife in the eye
A Great Thrill Ride, Far Superior to the Overrated Original (by carologletree)
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised when I watched this movie. I wasn't expecting much because this movie got worse reviews than the snooze-fest that was the original. However, this movie managed to keep my attention a lot more than the original and had a lot more action.People have criticized that the plot is more like James Bond than Mission Impossible. They're probably right, but at least the story is easy to follow in this one. I thought the twists with people wearing masks were actually pretty clever.Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt and once again proves that he can carry an <more>
action blockbuster with no problem. Thandie Newton is eye candy and plays a real role in the story. The main villain of the film, Sean Ambrose, played by Dougray Scott, makes this a love triangle. Ambrose is a decent if not great villain.This movie has quite a lot of action. The motorcycle chase and subsequent hand-to-hand combat between Hunt and Ambrose at the end will give you the bang for your buck. There is also an exciting gun sequence at Ambrose's laboratory.They scenery in Australia is really lovely and I liked the update of the M:I theme song. I don't like that Anthony Hopkins only had a minor role, though.After the dull first installment, this movie was a breath of fresh air. The action and romance between the leads makes this a great summer blockbuster. It's not art, but it sure is fun.RATING: B+