Mission: Impossible II

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If you hated the television series, Mission Impossible, you’ll love the movie Mission Impossible 2. The movie shares absolutely no commonalties with the series. Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, head of the IMF team assigned to locate and destroy a German virus manufactured with the intent of destroying every living thing on Earth. How original. A super virus that can destroy everyone on the planet. How many times has that been done this year? This mission, should he choose to accept it, requires Hunt to enlist the help of a beautiful cat burglar named Nyah. (Of course he accepts this part of the mission.) Nyah is supposed to rekindle an old relationship with a master criminal named Sean Ambrose who is also trying to steal the deadly virus. Nyah feeds information to Hunt so he can stay one step ahead of Ambrose in recapturing the super virus. This film is basically a James Bond wanna-be. This movie is full of action: car and motorcycle chases , gun battles, explosions and your typical karate fistfight in the end. It also has a bad script, underdeveloped characters, and a weak plot. If that’s not bad enough, everyone in the movie has ready-made masks that they change more frequently than socks. This became monotonous after a while and I turned to my wife and said, “If these masks are so easy to come by, maybe I could get one?” She suggested – much too easily – that maybe a Tom Cruise or a Russell Crowe mask would be a good idea. This film is somewhat entertaining, but the story is so lame I can’t give it anything higher than a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA