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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  24 May 2000 (USA)
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A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"

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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. Written by Javert-5

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Expect the impossible again


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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SGD 370,000 (Singapore) (26 May 2000)

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ESP 2,173,814,826 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Both Tom Cruise and Dougray Scott starred in films with two of "Charlie's Angels." Scott starred with Drew Barrymore in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) and Cruise starred with Cameron Diaz twice in Vanilla Sky (2001) and Knight and Day (2010). Also, Thandie Newton was originally cast as Alex in Charlie's Angels, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts with this film, and the role went to Lucy Liu. See more »

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Ethan changes gears while holding the wheel and a cell phone because the Porsche he is driving has a "Tiptronic" transmission that allows changing gears from the steering wheel. See more »

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Dr. Nekhorvich: You are infected with Chimera, my friend.
Dr. Nekhorvich: [McCloy tries pressing button to gain help] No use, my friend. The medical staff wants no part of this. Doctors don't fancy the idea of dying any more than anybody else.
John C. McCloy: How could I possibly be infected.
Dr. Nekhorvich: That's exactly what Gradski said 27 hours before he died.
John C. McCloy: You've got the antidote, you miserable bastard!
John C. McCloy: You stole Bellerophon! All of it!
Dr. Nekhorvich: My, my, my.
John C. McCloy: I need it! I need it now, you whacked-out Russian Gypsy!
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Really dumb and lazy film – barely manages to be fun at all
18 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews



IMF Agent Ethan Hunt is sent on a seemingly impossible mission to capture a destroy the only existing supply of a deadly disease known as Chimera. However a group of terrorists, led by ex-IMF agent Ambrose also want the disease so that they can us it to infect the world as they have already got the only cure. Hunt turns to jewel thief Nyah to help him by infiltrating her ex-lover's (Ambrose) group to spy on them.

John Woo must have thought of the elements he needed to follow up the solid thrills of the original movie. Big action scenes? Yes. Slow-motion? Yes. Plot? Characters? Good theme music? Logic of any kind? Nope – won't be needing those! Or at least that's how it felt. The plot of the first film was clever despite being open to holes – the plot here makes the first one look like a watertight piece of genius! The story only really serves to set up action scenes and the like – I can barely remember the disease and can only recall rubbish action scenes!

For a director like John Woo I knew to expect slow-mo and OTT action, but I didn't know that it would all be so very superficial and weak. For example the car chase where Hunt and Nyah meet is just ridiculous and very annoying. The robbery of the disease is a pale shadow of the original film's robbery scene and the final motorbike chase is good but only a hint of what Woo has done before. The plot overuses the whole `face mask' thing – it must do it about 8 or 9 times – many of those time's there's no way Hunt could have made a mask of the people involved! It's another example of how silly it is.

While Cruise was cool in the first film, here he is slick and tough – an image that doesn't work. He was much better in the first film. Scott is non-existent as a villain and is pretty dull. Newton is sexy but no more than that. Rhames is good and Hopkins has an enjoyable minor role.

Overall this film is an OTT mess. The plot is a shambles and the action scenes are silly and often have no logical reason behind them! The overuse of the face masks just points to the total lack of a good script and Woo's slow motion just feels tired and unimaginative. Only the final action scene is enjoyable, but by then you're ony interesting in turning this off and watching De Palma's much better film instead.


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