Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
For a film released in 2000 this feels more like an early 90’s post Hard Boiled John Woo movie as the stylish director lays on his full repertoire of doves, slow motion and double gun silliness. It’s not really a style that suits the more grounded Mission: Impossible franchise but what Woo and Cruise do here lays the groundwork for what was to come – BIG action, life risking set pieces and silly, convoluted stories. Look Mission: Impossible 2 has its issues (Chiefly some horrendous miscasting with Scott as the lead villain) but it’s actually really good fun and probably works better today than it did when it was initially released. This is peak 90’s silliness (yes I know it came out in the 2000’s but still) and when enjoyed as such more than warrants a rewatch.
Best Bit: The final chase
Worth Rewatching? Yes. LOTS of silly action here. And doves.
If You Liked this Try: Mission: Impossible 3, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible – Fallout