Ben Oliver

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Mission: Impossible 2

This is not Mission Difficult, Mr. Hunt, it’s Mission Impossible.
12 May 2017

In for a penny in for a pound.

Easily the worst of the franchise, John Woo’s take on the spy thriller is so bad at times that I am genuinely surprised they made a third one six years later.

The plot is much simpler than the first film but the headaches come from elsewhere. Noise, fire, cars, explosions, guns, kung-fu… it’s relentless and eventually tedious.

The locations are weird too. What sort of international pharma company is based in Australia? These people have no regard for logistics! Their operational costs must be huge! Sack the board! I’m guessing there was some sort of regional fund up for grabs when they shot the film.

Get that yak off the top of Tom Cruise’s head and bring on the third film please.