Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible II (2000)

#167 – Mission: Impossible II – Garbage or a Masterpiece?

In this episode of the podcast, we pose the question: is Mission Impossible II a work of art or a flaming dumpster fire? M:I-2 certainly is the most divisive of all the ‘Mission’ movies. Audiovisual professionals Karri and Henrik present their contrasting views on the movie, and engage in a lively discussion.

The arguments for and against the film are explored in depth from the perspective of Karri and Henrik, who dissect the film’s strengths and weaknesses, from the directorial choices of John Woo to the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. The duo also delve into topics such as the use of slow-mo, the dangerous stunt work, action, studio meddling and how personal expectations and taste buds can heavily impact one’s perception of the film. Henrik also raises the hypothesis that the franchise is attempting to bury its past.

Films covered in this episode:
Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

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