Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Director: John Woo
Brief Synopsis: A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".
Review: While Mission: Impossible II is filled with problems and is definitely the weakest in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise, its definitely not the worst movie I've ever seen but it's no where near the best. Mission: Impossible II is chock filled with bad dialogue, poor camera work, terrible music and even some terrible performances. I'll get into the few positives of this film first, then get into the many negatives. While this is definitely his weakest performance in the franchise, Tom Cruise again gives a good performance as the undercover US spy 'Ethan Hunt', he gives a somewhat charismatic performance and is definitely the best part of this film. I also really enjoyed Thandie Newton's performance in this film, she plays one of cruise's accomplices 'Nyah Nordoff-Hall' and she's definitely one of the stronger female characters in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise. Newton brought something that is somewhat refreshing to this film and also has pretty good chemistry with Cruise. The only other tolerable performance in this film would have to be Ving Rhames who plays 'Luther', he is always good in these films and like Newton, makes this film a little bit better. I also think the film had a somewhat decent premise, even though it was poorly executed, the premise could've been used more wisely. Some of the scenes between Cruise and Newton were also somewhat well directed and fun to watch. But to be completely honest, that's really the only positives I could fine with the film, the rest of the film is garbage. The film has terrible dialogue and it doesn't age well, the dialogue is laughably bad and the jokes in this film aren't funny at all. The film is extremely weirdly/poorly paced and feels super long, I had to take breaks while watching this film because it was so boring. The film also has a terrible score and also a horrendous soundtrack, it doesn't fit in with any of the other 'Mission: Impossible' films and it's just really weird. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)
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Movie Title: Mission Impossible 3
Avg Online: 69%
Run Time: 2hrs 6mins
Interesting Fact: Was J.J. Abrams' directorial debut on a feature film and with a budget of one hundred fifty million dollars, this is the most expensive movie ever undertaken by a first-time feature film director. Also, At one point, Ricky Gervais was cast in the film as an ally to Ethan Hunt. But due to various production and casting changes, Gervais had to pull out of the film and was replaced by Simon Pegg.
Review: The start to this movie was one of the best intros I've seen. Super intense and emotional with Seymor-Hoffman and Cruise being fully on their A-Game, this all being in the first five minutes!! There really isn't much to talk about is there once you've described these movies. You know what it's going to give you and In my opinion this could be the best one of the franchise, but so tricky as I can understand anyone making an argument for any of them as they're all great! For me though with Hoffman as a very convincing baddy, the opening warehouse set piece, the bridge set piece, Vatican scene and the obtaining of the "Rabbit's Foot" set piece, those all blew me away. It's just such great action and ridiculously silly fun and I was in from minute one! Cannot wait for Fallout!
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