Why watch this film?
After a first movie with a 1990s feel, the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise took a more spectacular (and explosive) turn with the second film. Directed by John Woo ('Face/Off') and considered by many to be the weakest of the franchise, the feature film inserts more unrestrained action into the plot of Ethan Hunt, the secret agent who is once again called upon to lead a team and thus prevent a deadly virus created in Germany from spreading around the world. Tom Cruise is once again good on screen, now with long hair, but it is not enough to reduce the exaggerated tone of the production. The great highlight ends up being Brendan Gleeson, who gives unexpected depth to his character and helps 'Mission: Impossible II' to gain more layers.