Quick Blu-ray Review – ‘Mission: Impossible 2’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

For Mother’s Day this year, I gave my Mum two Blu-ray presents. These are of the two movies, ‘Mission: Impossible 2’ and ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’. Since my Mum enjoyed the latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies for her birthday this year, why not fill in the gaps with the other films?!

Previously, my parents and I saw ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ for Christmas last year. We then saw ‘Mission: Impossible’ & ‘Mission: Impossible III’ for her birthday. We’re keeping up to date with these ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies before we see ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ this year.

The ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. I first saw Tom Cruise in the 2005 ‘War of the Worlds’ movie. He certainly likes to be the action hero in any movie he stars in, especially since he has produced and also starred in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies over the years.

‘Mission: Impossible 2’ was made in the year 2000. In this film, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is sent on a mission to stop renegade IMF agent, Dougray Scott as Sean Ambrose, from releasing a deadly weapon. Ethan Hunt has the help of beautiful international thief Thandie Newton as Nyah Nordoff.

Now to be fair, I enjoyed seeing this movie and I think it works better than the first ‘Mission: Impossible’ film. But I found a lot to take in and the story was pretty complex. I think this requires more than one watch in order to grasp the complexities of the plot. I didn’t find this with ‘Rogue Nation’.

My Dad did wonder if Steven Moffat wrote the screenplay for this film. 😀 But I checked the back of the Blu-ray cover and apparently the film is by Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga. They’ve contributed a lot to the ‘Star Trek’ TV shows and wrote my favourite film, ‘Star Trek: First Contact’.

I recognised Dougray Scott from seeing him in the ‘Doctor Who’ episode, ‘Hide’. This is one of his earliest film performances and he’s very good as a villain in this. The film also stars Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, who has starred in all the ‘Mission: Impossible’ films, standing alongside Tom Cruise.

‘Mission: Impossible 2’ is an enjoyable instalment in the movie series. I don’t think it’s the best, but I enjoyed the action sequences and the performances of the cast. There was quite a lot of slow-motion during the action sequences which was distracting and I’ll probably need to watch this again.

There were also so many twists and turns in this film with so many characters disguising themselves, including Tom Cruise and Dougray Scott.

Still, I’m looking forward to ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ next! I’ll add my review on that soon!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Quick Blu-ray Review – ‘Mission: Impossible 2’

  1. John Woo mate hence the slow mo & doves appearing, it’s his trademark style of directing, great review Tim, i like this film even if the beginning a bit of a slow burner, however the action makes up for that in the second half.

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    • Hi Simon.

      Ah so it’s John Woo’s trademark style for slow mo action. I didn’t realise that until now. I’ll have to keep that in mind when seeing another movie of his.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on ‘Mission: Impossible 2’. I enjoyed this movie as much as I’ve enjoyed the other ‘M:I’ movies. Will have to review these movies in full-detail from beginning to end sometime soon.

      Have seen a movie poster for ‘M:I – Fallout’ recently.

      Tim. 🙂


  2. Dougary Scott was actually cast as Wolverine in X men, however the schedule on this film over ran considerably & so Scott couldn’t meet X men start date & so Hugh Jackman was cast.
    Strange how things in life play out eh.

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    • That’s interesting about Dougary Scott being cast for Wolverine in ‘X-Men’. I did not know that. Had Hugh Jackman not been cast as Wolverine, the ‘X-Men’ film series would have gone in a different direction.

      Thanks for sharing that tidbit of information with me, Simon.

      Tim. 🙂


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