Mission: Impossible IIMay 24, 2000
A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 5.8/10 (113,775 voted)
Critic's Score: 60/100
Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton
IMF agent Ethan Hunt has been sent on a mission to retrieve and destroy the supply of a genetically created disease called 'Chimera'. His mission is made impossible due to the fact that he is not the only person after samples of the disease. He must also contest with a gang of international terrorists headed by a turned bad former IMF agent who has already managed to steal the cure called 'Bellerophon' and now need 'Chimera' to complete their grand plan of infecting the whole world. In order to infiltrate and locate the terrorist group he relies on the help of an international thief Nyah of whom he quickly develops a love interest. Time is not only running out for Agent Hunt to find and destroy 'Chimera' before the terrorists get their hands on it, but he must also find 'Bellerophon' so as to save his love interest who has already become infected by the disease from a terrible and rapid death.
Writers: Bruce Geller, Ronald D. Moore
John C. McCloy
(as Radé Sherbedgia)
Expect the impossible again
Release Date: 24 May 2000
Filming Locations: Argyle Place, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $57,845,297
(28 May 2000)
Did You Know?
The knife used in the fight scene at the end of the film is a Kershaw Amphibian.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
When Hunt overtakes Nyah in the car chase, his car is on her right, thus putting her on the wrong side of the road. This is because she is taking evasive action.
Don't you think we should wait a decent interval?
Who wants to be decent?
Totally different style.
Mission: Impossible was a fast paced espionage thriller that actually
made you think, which is what I like in a movie. Since John Woo, who is
one of the kings of the action genre, took over for Brian De Palma, you
can expect Mission: Impossible II to be an intense action movie with a
majorly dumbed down plot. Everything to do with the plot is laid out
for us basically right away. Now, all there is to do is sit back and
watch those classic John Woo action sequences. In this movie, Ethan
Hunt is once again a secret agent, and he is sent on a mission to stop
a crooked agent from stealing a deadly virus for his own use.
I liked the first Mission: Impossible better because it had a more
advanced plot. This Mission: Impossible is just a bland shoot 'em up
action film. Now there's nothing wrong with that. The movie was still
immensely entertaining. It just didn't fit in with the first film. Even
the character of Ethan Hunt, though still played by Tom Cruise, is
different. In this movie he doesn't seem as serious about his job. He's
more cocky. However, I do like that the character now has absolutely
amazing skills in hand to hand combat.
Overall, if you're looking for a smart spy thriller like the first
film, this ain't it. If you're looking for a fun action film with
amazing action sequences, this is it.