How do you prevent terrorists from unleashing mayhem on the entire world? You don't. This is a job for IMF agent Ethan Hunt. The world's greatest spy returns in the movie event of the year, M:I-2. Top action director John Woo brings his own brand of excitement to the mission that finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) partnering up with the beautiful Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton) to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in.
A lot to live up to
- Mission Impossible 2 review by JD
The problem with a series that runs to a certain formula is that it is bound to invite comparison. I think that it is not the best of the MIs. That honour goes to ghost protocol which is close to perfect. MI2 has much more of a romantic interest and employs many more silicone masks than the others. Possibly a few times too often. It is never clear why sticking a semiconductor on your neck changes your voice to match another person's voice. The motorbike chase is not well shot and feels unconvincing. Having said that the series ranks as one of the best in the genre of action / spy / adventure, none of them are poor.