Mission Impossible: 2


            The sequel to the highly successful Mission Impossible comes Mission Impossible:2.  The super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is yet again sent on a mission, this time he is to stop the deadly virus Chimera from being unleashed into the vulnerable world.  Both Ethan and his enemy, Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott), are trying to get hold of the fatal virus, one to destroy it, the other to unleash it for profit.  Sean wants to unleash this deadly plague so he can sell the antivirus Bellerophon to the masses.  Stuck in the middle is Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton) who is the love of both Ethan and Sean.  Watch out because as Anthony Hopkins clearly stated in the movie, “Well, this is not Mission:Difficult, Mr. Hunt, it’s Mission:Impossible.”  Which means that it is going to be one hec of a ride.

            Mission Impossible: 2 is almost like a movie that tries too hard to be “Hollywood” like.  The stunts are unbelievable, every car in site explodes and the main protagonist has special bullet evading powers (not really-see matrix).  The story is also very cliché, “superman” falls in love with beautiful woman, evil man love woman, goodman and evilman try kill eachother, world at stake….the usuals.  The writing is a hit and miss topic, a lot of it is very cliché and can be seen in any sub-par action movie, then it surprises you with lines that are deep and meaningful; like I said, it’s a hit and miss.  The director John Woo is famous for spectacular action shots and he surely doesn’t disappoint here, there is a lot of action and it’s all done beautifully, even though it may not feel believable.  The acting isn’t all that bad either, each character portrays real emotions and Thandie Newton does a really good job playing Nyah in the movie.

            Now I can’t say that I wasn’t disappointed with the movie, but it did offer a lot and was fun to watch.  To me the main flaw is just the suspended disbelief, it just broke, I had trouble believing that those things could happen.  For example, I don’t think a car explodes everytime it crashes or is shot at; for example, an 18-wheeler hits a car and just as it touches the car explodes into flames (?!?!); it’s a good thing that cars aren’t prone to exploding or accidents would be a hell’alot more dangerous.  Another thing is that it is hard to believe that during the chase scene that those SUV’s can keep up with Tom’s motorcycle…going down a straight road.  With all that put aside I have to say that I enjoyed Mission Impossible: 2, even if it wasn’t all I hoped it would be. - the Talking Mime



  Directed By: John Woo  

Rating 78%

  Rated PG-13 (Violence, Language and Sexuality)     Did you know?This was the first movie that Tom Cruise shot a gun in?