Mission: Impossible II (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, , Munich Film Partners & Company.  Story by , , Screenplay by , based on the television series created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Tom Cruise, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

This time the film is shorter on brains and longer on excitement, making it pretty much just as good as the original but on its own terms. Where the first Tom Cruise adventure was craftier and better at paying tribute to international spy thrillers of the sixties, this time director John Woo has applied the breakneck speed action of his own Hong Kong thrillers to the proceedings, throwing in ridiculous car chases, motorcycle chases, helicopter chases and who knows what else. is lovely as the “girl”, and Anthony Hopkins makes a welcome cameo as Cruise’s mission director.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s