Mission: Impossible IIDirector: John Woo
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Director John Woo brings Hong Kong-style martial arts action to this comic book-flavored Mission: Impossible that eschews the complicated plot and political maneuverings of its predecessor in favor of pure, adrenaline-charged thrills. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, an operative for the top-secret government agency IMF (Impossible Missions Force). Fellow agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) has gone rogue, stealing a sample of a deadly synthetic virus named Chimera that could rapidly wipe out the world's population. Ambrose's plan is to sell Chimera to the highest bidder in exchange for shares of stock in the winner's company. Summoned by the new IMF chief (Anthony Hopkins in an uncredited cameo role), Ethan is assigned to recruit the help of Ambrose's former lover Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton), a gorgeous woman who left Ambrose broken-hearted and who may be able to quickly regain his confidence. Once he meets and spends a night with Nyah, however, Ethan is smitten, and now must both capture Ambrose and keep Nyah alive as she infiltrates a nest of vipers. Sophisticated disguises, gun battles, and high-speed chases are the order of the day, very much in the James Bond mold. Mission: Impossible 2 is based on a story by Star Trek: The Next Generation writers Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga, with a script polish by Robert Towne.
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Cast & Crew
|Tom Cruise||Ethan Hunt|
|Dougray Scott||Sean Ambrose|
|Thandie Newton||Nyah Hall|
|Ving Rhames||Luther Stickwell|
|Richard Roxburgh||Hugh Stamp|
|John Polson||Billy Baird|
|Rade Serbedzija||Dr. Nekhorvich|
|Arthur Anderson||Asst. Director|
|Thomas Betts||Set Decoration/Design|
|Brannon Braga||Original Story|
|Paul "Salty" Brincat||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Terence Chang||Executive Producer|
|Nathan Crowley||Art Director|
|Michael Doven||Associate Producer|
|Lizzy Gardiner||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Paul Hitchcock||Executive Producer|
|Kevin Kavanaugh||Art Director|
|Michelle McGahey||Art Director|
|Ronald D. Moore||Original Story|
|Thomas Sanders||Production Designer|
|Kevin Yagher||Makeup Special Effects|
|Hans Zimmer||Score Composer|
1. Old Friend [:18]
2. Holdiay [4:54]
3. I See You Found It [:41]
4. Catch Me [4:41]
5. Sean Ambrose [:12]
6. A Proper Welcome [7:11]
7. Don't Turn Around [5:23]
8. A Touch of the Flu [:19]
9. Biocyte [6:31]
10. The Last Strain [4:28]
11. I Guess I Lied [2:01]
12. Supply and Demand [6:08]
13. Smile [2:41]
14. Race Against Time [5:08]
15. Mano a Mano [5:19]
16. Destroyed by Fire [7:02]
17. End Credits [1:56]
Behind the Mission
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TOO MUCH OF SPEC IAL EFFECTS, LOOKS ARTIFICIAL
mission impossible 2 is a big step up from the last movie. i read someone said too much special effects. hello wake up its an action movie.
I loved it I got to see it for my birthday and it was the best movie I've seen in a while.
I SAW THIS MOVIE WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT IN THEATRES AND IT WAS A COOL MOVIE BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY DIDNT THEY RELEASE THIS VIDEO ON VHS TO BUY FOR A LOWER PRICE THAN 97$ THATS JUST PLAIN STUPID............BUT COOL MOVIE
It was the best action movie of the year. Way better than the first.
Although a little like the matrix, this movie looked real all the way. Amazing shot of Cruise hanging on a cliff, which was done in real life! Also cool martial arts
Mission Impossible 2 is really wonderful than the first one. Some says that its not good because of too much special effects, but what i can say is that, special effects are okay and its not much for me, and besides, this is an action movie, so definitely needs more effects for this kind of great movie.
Very little can be said about this movie. Don't waste your time with purchasing it. It may be worth wasting $4. on a rental, but thats it! This movie was dull,un-interesting, bland, a travesty of all that is holy in action films. Yes there was a time when an action film had a good story. These days all we get are cartoon special effects, bad acting, and witty one liners my eight year brother thinks are funny. No amount of special features on these discs can be even a little consolation. I only gave it two stars because it made me laugh at how bad a movie can be.
She is perfect. And a good actress.
This is the best movie i've seen in a long time. These days the movies only care about the special effects. Don't get me wrong. Effects are awsome if the movie has a good story line too. Mission: Impossible 2 has it all. Good plot, shoot em up, save the girl. It's one in a million!
Great action film which contrasts to the original 'MI1'. MI2 fills the sadly lacking escapism gap of the modern Bond films. A great intro with Cruise rock climbing and again it's not very often stars in action films do their owns stunts. Barretta action scenes and higly sophisticated gadgets. A real must see!
Listen, I've heard what ya'll have to say and now it's my turn. If there's a movie to rent or buy this is it. Those of you who have said there isn't much good acting in movies now and days then just don't go see them. You're waisting your own time. But I believe that our actors and actresses have tried so hard at making movies people will enjoy you should give them a little respect. Go see it if you already haven't. It's great with the special effects and the stunts.
I just finished watching, and WOW! Cruise still can make the screen come alive. A must see for any Cruise fan..
TOM CRUISE STARS IN THIS ACTION PACKED SEQUEL TO THE 1995 BLOCKBUSTER, 'MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE'! CRUISE IS BACK AS ETHAN HUNT, A TOP AGENT FOR THE 'IMF'(IMPOSSIBLE MISSION FORCE), TRYING TO STOP A CORRUPT AGENT, SEAN AMBROSE, FROM SELLING A DEADLY VIRUS TO THE TOP BIDDER. HUNT EMPLOYES AMBROSE'S EX GIRLFRIEND, NYAH, TO GET ON THE INSIDE AND FIND OUT ALL SHE CAN. ALONG WITH HUNT ALSO IS THE COMPUTER HACKER, LUTHER(FROM MISSION:IMPOSIBLE 1), HELPING HIM GET TO THE VIRUS BEFORE AMBROSE BEATS HIM TO IT. FULL OF GREAT DISGUIES, COOL GADGETS, SHOOT-OUT'S, MOTORCYCLE AND CAR CHASES, AND A FINAL FIGHT TO THE DEATH BETWEEN ABROSE AND HUNT. OVER ALL, NOT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST FILM, BUT STILL, IT'S, 'MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE'! DEFINETLY FANTASTIC! MUST SEE!!!
This is the most amazing film I have ever seen;crazy, awesome, unrealistic stunts that Cruise does himself! The is the real thing, no stunt double just 100% Cruise!!! Buy a copy for every TV in the house, its worth it. Rock On!!!
This movie is little more than a collage of cliched fight scenes, explosions, slow-motion car chases, and more fight scenes. The development of the plot is lacking for the sake of special effects. Though the storyline had potential early on, with the introduction of a scientist who needs agent Ethan Hunt to escort him out of the country in order to protect a deadly new disease, the movie crashes with the plane. Also, something that really bothered me was the fact that Cruise's hairstyle for the movie makes him look more like a rugged mountain-man than the sleek, slick, sly agent he plays in MI1. My advice is watch Mission Impossible 1, which is truly a masterpiece, but skip the sequal. And pray that the upcoming Mission Impossible 3 doesn't follow in the footsteps of Mission Impossible 2.
This movie is action packed and beliveable. John Woo does the best directiring I've ever seen. The stunts are unbeliveable and the acting is great. A great movie for action lovers.