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Mission: Impossible II

Mission Impossible 2Mission: Impossible II: John Woo’s entry to the franchise is a bit of a peculiar beast. It’s a stylish, entertaining action film that has all the earmarks of a Woo film (Robert Towne’s screenplay smartly incorporates his usual themes; the plot, however, is too straightforward), but that, at the same time, distances this film from the original material (your mileage may vary regarding this as an issue or not). Thandie Newton is a charming addition; Tom Cruise looks properly athletic in his action scenes, but nobody else is given too much to do. The film is very plastic, thanks to Jeffrey L. Kimball’s images and the liberal use of slow-motions.

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