Mission: Impossible II

{3.5/5} “If you look at Hunt’s operational history, and I have, you’ll notice that he invariably favours misdirection over confrontation.”

Mission: Impossible II, released in 2000

Ethan Hunt’s mission is to recover something called Chimera, which he eventually finds out is a deadly virus. It’s been stolen by another IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. One of his team members is Nyah Nordoff-Hall, a professional thief who used to be in a relationship with Ambrose. But in their brief time together Ethan and Nyah have fallen for each other.

Although it has lifelike masks, incredible stunts, and beautiful locations this is the least interesting movie in the series. The story as presented isn’t quite up to par — a different director might have been able to present it better.

I’m not a big fan of the slow motion scenes.

The one thing this movie does have going for it is its exciting action sequences.

If you’re watching this series and you want to watch the great ones, you can safely skip this one (all of the others are great).

Stars Tom Cruise, Thandie Newton, and Anthony Hopkins. Directed by John Woo (Paycheck). The music is by Hans Zimmer — he adds a rock sensibility to the familiar theme.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation.

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