Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

A Confusing two hours of sexism and action sequences disguised as a spy thriller with deadly ethical dilemmas and a flush of romance.

Regan Humphrey

Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), while on a well-deserved vacation, is contacted by IMF about a mission only he can complete. A deadly virus and its cure have gotten into the hands of Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott), an old acquaintance of Ethan’s, one keen to use them to generate a worldwide pandemic and get rich in the process. Getting to Sean comes at the price of leveraging Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton), an ex-paramour of his, against him.

REF Score: 27%

Soundtrack: 20%
Story: 100%
Writing: 60%
Diversity: 30%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PRESENT — 10%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE — 90%
Homophobia:  ABSENT — 0%

Clever for the face-swapping plot twists, surprising for the presentation of an emotional Ethan Hunt, and irredeemably contemptible for its shameless request of a woman to whore herself in exchange for an expunged criminal record.

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