22: Mission: Impossible 2

This week, we get as close as we can to killing a franchise with John Woo’s 2000 action drama Mission: Impossible 2! Who is this Ethan Hunt? Does the movie love Nyah like we do, or not? Why did Dougray Scott never quite make it?

Content warning: violence, gun violence, objectification of women, misogyny

Unanswered Questions:

  • Is John Woo’s style a bad match for Hollywood, or just for this film?
  • How does Nyah compare to Claire from the first Mission: Impossible movie?
  • Is there a narrative explanation for the change in both Ethan and Luther?

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