Mission Impossible 2
With computer genius Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) at his side and a beautiful thief (Thandie Newton) on his mind, special agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) races across Australia and Spain on what seems like an impossible task: to stop a villain before he can fulfill his own destructive mission of spreading a worldwide lethal synthetic virus.
Aided by James Bond-styled action and stunts, beautiful locations, and a breathtaking leading lady, this is an exciting adventure. It is a typical action-packed summer movie where the good guys best the villains. Surprisingly lacking in objectionable material, however, we could not quite approve “MI: 2”. There is an implied sexual situation where Cruise awakens next to the female lead, suggesting they have spent the night together. Although the lanugage is rather mild for a PG-13 action flick, the sheer volume is a turn-off. Then, there’s lots of good-vs.-evil carnage. You might want to pass on this “Mission” and try our Video Alternative instead: “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”