Mission: Impossible II
With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera.
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- John Woo
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2001 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Supporting Actress nominee: Thandie Newton
PG-13Intense sequences of violent action and some sensuality
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1; dynamic interactive motion menus; scene selection; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; commentary by director John Woo; "I Disappear" Metallica music video; "Behind the Mission" exclusive cast and crew interviews; "Mission Incredible" stunts featurette; "Impossible Shots" 11 amazing stunt sequences including exclusive interviews with Tom Cruise, John Woo, and stunt coordinator Brian Smrz; alternate title sequence; "Mission Improbable" a M:i-2 inspired parody from the MTV movie awards; DVD-ROM features: agent dossiers; mission locations; "Legend of Chimera"; M:i-2 tech tools; M:i-2 DVD online
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English SDH, English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; behind-the-scenes featurette; photo gallery; music video; alternative title sequence; bonus featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this second installment in the Mission: Impossible series is as action-packed and suspense-filled as the original film, though it's far more brutal. Characters are dispatched using an amazing assortment of weaponry, skills, and derring-do: knives, automatic weapons, plane crashes, falls from steep cliffs, vicious hand-to-hand combat, martial arts, explosions, flame throwers, and the devastatingly visual of a virus slowly destroying a human body. In most instances, however, an effort is made to keep the gore and carnage off camera, so while bodies fly and things explode, the audience is not exposed to the grisly aftermath. There is some sexuality with kissing, mild foreplay, partial undressing, and post-sexual cuddling. Some swearing ("bitch," "ass," "damn") is heard infrequently.
- Sexual Content
- Playful sexual innuendo when two characters are forced to hide in a bathtub together. Very soon afterward, they kiss passionately, start to undress, then are seen in post-sexual cuddling with only bare shoulders visible. More embraces and kisses follow as the relationship intensifies. It is implied that the film's heroine will voluntarily resume a former sexual affair in order to trap a villain.
- Almost continuous action and violence beginning with a harrowing plane crash and explosion in which everyone aboard is killed. That is soon followed by a sequence that shows scary images of cell destruction caused by a deadly virus. The film's hero is a one man army, punching, using martial arts, driving skills, gunfire, and athleticism (including dangling from a sheer precipice) to fend off dozens of villains. Bodies fly; vehicles explode; automatic weapons are fired; a man's fingertip is cut off using a cigar clipper. There are point-blank shootings, flame throwers, lengthy hand-to-hand combat sequences, and high speed chases with careening, crashing vehicles.
- Infrequent swearing including: "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "damn," "hell," and "bastard."
- Social Behavior
- The IMF forces with honorable intentions and great courage once again defeat a formidable enemy. Good triumphs over evil.
- Bulgari brand is visible. The franchise has a heavy marketing component.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it