Mission Impossible 2

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How do you prevent terrorists from unleashing mayhem on the entire world? 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.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 202309181
UPC 097360704549
UPC 14 00097360704549
Format DVD
Release Date 6/12/2013
Keywords
Blockbuster
Deception
Romance
Spies
Terrorists
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note John Woo raises the action bar in this violent, romantic sequel to Brian De Palma's 1996 original. Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, this time battling wits with rogue IMF agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott). Hunt is ordered to recruit Ambrose's former lover, Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), to infiltrate his hideout. But Hunt never expected to fall for the lovely young thief he must use for bait. The romantic triangle that ensues gives the film a unique emotional balance that is unusual (and most welcome) for an action picture. Ambrose is after the killer Chimera virus and its antidote, Bellerophon; in the old days Ambrose would have been after world domination, but in this new world order of day trading and Internet stocks, all he wants is to corner the market and make a fortune.^Woo outdoes even himself with a flurry of martial-arts fights, fiery shootouts, thrilling mountain climbing, and blazing motorcycle chases that lead from the beautiful peaks of Utah through the busy streets of Sydney. All of this is set to a booming hard-rock soundtrack that battles with the explosions and blasting guns for ear space. And he doesn't fail to include his trademark birds fluttering like peaceful interludes in the most threatening of moments.
Plot Summary
Summary John Woo raises the action bar in this violent, romantic sequel to Brian De Palma's 1996 original. Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, this time battling wits with rogue IMF agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott). Hunt is ordered to recruit Ambrose's former lover, Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), to infiltrate his hideout. But Hunt never expected to fall for the lovely young thief he must use for bait. The romantic triangle that ensues gives the film a unique emotional balance that is unusual (and most welcome) for an action picture. Ambrose is after the killer Chimera virus and its antidote, Bellerophon; in the old days Ambrose would have been after world domination, but in this new world order of day trading and Internet stocks, all he wants is to corner the market and make a fortune.^Woo outdoes even himself with a flurry of martial-arts fights, fiery shootouts, thrilling mountain climbing, and blazing motorcycle chases that lead from the beautiful peaks of Utah through the busy streets of Sidney. All of this is set to a booming hard-rock soundtrack that battles with the explosions and blasting guns for ear space. And he doesn't fail to include his trademark birds fluttering like peaceful interludes in the most threatening of moments.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Well, this is not Mission: Difficult, Mr. Hunt, it's Mission: Impossible."--Anthony Hopkins to Tom Cruise
Reviews
Hollywood Reporter "...Tons of action....The most spectacular film Woo has ever directed..." p.87
USA Today "...[John Woo] directs action the way others stage Wagnerian operas..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 06/16/2000 p.11E
Rolling Stone "...Woo generates explosive excitement....Cruise sizzles in a killer blast of thrills, suspense and delicious sin..." 06/22/2000 p.139-40
Total Film "...Cruise's rock climbing antics set your blood pumping early..." 08/01/2000 p.80
Los Angeles Times "...[Woo] is a master of movement and chaos....Woo's marvelous visual sense is always an asset..." 05/24/2000 p.C1
Uncut "M:I2 is a heady triumph of adrenaline over common sense." 08/01/2000 p.115
Directors
John Woo
Actors
Tom Cruise
Dougray Scott
Thandie Newton
Cast & Crew
Brannon Braga - Story By
Bruce Geller - Television Series Creator
Dougray Scott - Actor
James Hetfield, et. al. - Original Music By
Jeffrey L. Kimball - Cinematographer
John Woo - Director
Robert Towne - Screenplay
Ronald D. Moore - Story By
Steven Kemper, et. al. - Editor
Terence Chang - Executive Producer
Thandie Newton - Actor
Tom Cruise - Producer
Tom Cruise - Actor
Ving Rhames - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 070454
UPC 00097360704549
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 144 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
MTV Movie Award (2001) Mission: Impossible 2, Winner, Best Action Sequence,Tom Cruise, Winner, Best Male Performance
Reviews
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review ...shot for shot [the movie] is something all too rare: a believe-your-eyes thriller... Cruise...has become the most forcefully athletic of our action demigods... he holds the screen, from that pressure-drop opening on, with the lean eloquence of his physical alacrity... M:I-2 has what the Bond films have long lost: the ability to surprise.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Owen Gleiberman
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Cruise,Tom
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times Woo is a master of movement and chaos.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Tom Cruise sizzles in a blast of thrills and suspense.
Roger Ebert, Ebert At The Movies It's exhilarating! M:I-2 is a pure kinetic adventure! Thumbs up!
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