Mission: Impossible II ★★★½

"That punk put a hole in my Versace."

So let me get this straight. M:I 2 has the following...

Early 2000s Tom Cruise, still boasting his floppy Magnolia haircut.

Early 2000s Thandie Newton, still probably the prettiest actress to ever grace this series.

A lighthearted opening act in Seville that is somehow funnier than the last two Bond films combined.

And a climax which features motorcycle jousting, explosions, doves, and the best cue Hans Zimmer has ever composed.

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I never thought my fingers would type these words, but aside from the saggy midsection and a miscast Dougray Scott, John Woo's Mission: Impossible movie is more entertaining than Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible movie.