Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

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


6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...