MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II (Theatrical Release USA 2000)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Mission: Impossible II runs on more violence/brutality and increased graphic representation of that violence than the first film of the series. Know that this movie originally has an R-rating, but was toned down to receive a Parental Guidance permit to make it suitable for teens. Tom Cruise wears longer hair in this film perhaps to appeal to the younger audience set. There is a surprise when Anthony Hopkins takes the role of assigning Cruise his next mission. Ving Rhames retains his role as Cruise’s partner. Know that the trick of sliding along the pavement on the soles of the boots is accomplished with boots that have wheels built into the bottoms. The movie is well integrated and provides the expected Mission Impossible theme with increased graphic violence more suitable for adults than teens. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


Ethan receives another Mission Impossible assignment. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director John Woo for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Tom Ctuise and Paula Wagner for making the film possible. Characters/cast include:  Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott), John McCloy (Brendan Gleeson), Hugh Stamp (Richard Roxburgh), Billy Baird (John Polson), Dr. Nekhorvich (Rade Serbedzija), Wallis (William Mapother), and Ulrich (Dominic Purcell).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The storyline is more complicated than the last film, but is a much more enjoyable watch. 

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