Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Expect the impossible again

Blu-ray, 2h 3min
Rating: 6.1
Votes: 300139
Languages: English
Country: USA, Germany
Director: John Woo
Music: Hans Zimmer

Plot outline

I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt is sent to Sydney, Australia to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

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I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt is sent to Sydney, Australia to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Chimera is a deadly virus that will bear a grisly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed I.M.F. Agent, Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott). The Impossible Mission Force, (I.M.F.), hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), and the beautiful Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to send Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off of buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible.

Director John Woo brings Hong Kong-style martial arts action to this comic book-flavored sequel that eschews the complicated plot and political maneuverings of its predecessor in favor of pure, adrenaline-charged thrills. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, an operative for the top-secret government agency I.M.F. (Impossible Missions Force). Fellow Agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) has gone rogue, stealing a sample of a deadly synthetic virus named Chimera that could rapidly wipe out the world's population. Ambrose's plan is to sell Chimera to the highest bidder in exchange for shares of stock in the winner's company. Summoned by the new I.M.F. Chief (Sir Anthony Hopkins in an uncredited cameo role), Ethan is assigned to recruit the help of Ambrose's former lover Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), a gorgeous woman who left Ambrose, and who may be able to quickly regain his confidence. Once he meets and spends a night with Nyah, however, Ethan is smitten, and now must both capture Ambrose and keep Nyah alive as she infiltrates a nest of vipers.

I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) 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 rogue former I.M.F. Agent, who has already managed to steal the cure called "Bellerophon", and now needs "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 international thief Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), who 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. - Javert-5

A scientist, who is a friend of I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), who is in Sydney, Australia, wants him to escort him to Atlanta, Georgia, which he does. While on the plane, something bizarre happens and Ethan kills the scientist. It is then revealed that Ethan is not Ethan, but someone posing as him. He and his cohorts jump out of the plane and then proceed to crash it into a mountain. The real Ethan is then summoned by his superior for a mission, but before undertaking it, he is instructed to recruit a woman named Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), who is a thief, to help them. He does and goes to meet his boss, who tells him about his friend and the crash. He then tells him since Ethan was unavailable, he sent another Agent, Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott), who, like Ethan, is a disguise expert. They then conclude that Ambrose was the one who crashed the plane and took what his friend was carrying, which he called "Chimera". Ethan's mission is to get it back. He is then told that Nyah is Sean's old girlfriend and that he wants her back. Ethan is hesitant because it seems that the two of them have connected, but is convinced that she is their best chance to find Ambrose, so he asks her, and she agrees. - rcs0411@yahoo.com

Pulled away from his vacation, I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is given his latest assignment, where he is assigned to recruit Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), a beautiful thief, and require her skills. After recruiting Nyah, Ethan's boss, Mission Commander Swanbeck (Sir Anthony Hopkins) gives Ethan the assignment. Renegade I.M.F. Agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) has killed an old friend of Ethan's, Russian scientist Dr. Nekhorvich (Rade Serbedzija), and has stolen "Chimera", an engineered virus, and "Bellerophon", the cure, which Dr. Nekhorvich created and was carrying to Atlanta, Georgia, while accompanied by Sean, who was disguised as Ethan. Ethan learns Nyah was Sean's former lover and has been recruited to help Ethan track down Sean. After tracking down Sean, Ethan, Nyah, old friend and fellow I.M.F. Agent, computer expert Luthor Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Australian helicopter pilot Billy Biard (John Polson) arrive in Sydney, Australia. Where Ethan's mission is to destroy the "Chimera" virus and recover the "Bellerophon" cure, and stop Sean and a group of international terrorists from unleashing the "Chimera" virus and infecting the whole world, and save Nyah, who has been infected and find the cure, before she dies a terrible death. - Daniel Williamson