A good buy, no doubt about that
Andrew Fulton | Portland, OR USA | 08/24/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As usual box sets are always pleasing, especially when there are many special features (like this set), but If you are a "die hard" fan of Mission impossible 1 and 2 I wouldn't buy this. Tom Cruise and David fincher are in talks to make a third (Tom Cruise want's a different director for each film). If you are truly a fan wait for the collectors edition of the trilogy."
lvnvjamie | las vegas, nevada United States | 09/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Mission Impossible I when it first came out in theaters, and did not watch it again until I bought this double disk set. I enjoyed it just as much if not more than it's incredible sequel. Both movies together, even though they are very loosely related, add up to a great buy."
A nice set for spy/action enthusiasts
J. F. Cramer | VA | 06/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
Smart, crafty spy action-thriller which stars TOM CRUISE, JOHN VOIGHT, EMILIO ESTEVEZ, JEAN RENO, VING RHAMES, and KRISTEN SCOTT THOMAS. An agent named Ethan Hunt (TOM CRUISE) is framed for killing his whole spy team; soon after he is on the run from government agencies who are out to get him. Very technological with clever sequences of suspense and action. Some of the intricately assembled plot may be too complex for some and for others the film may be too boring. The ending is great. Directed by Brian De Palma. Filmed in 2:35:1 widescreen. RUN TIME: 110 minutes. GRADE: A-.MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II:
This sequel follows Ethan Hunt (TOM CRUISE, who reprises his role) and his mission to track down a villain named Sean Ambrose (DOUGRAY SCOTT) who holds a deadly chemically engineered virus. Ethan must destroy the virus is addition to killing Ambrose. In the course of this, he must employ the Ambrose's former girlfriend, Nyah, (THANDIE NEWTON) and use her as a mole. VING RHAMES is the only returning characer of the original MI and ANTHONY HOPKINS makes a nice, un-credited cameo. Less smart, less technological, and less clever than the first MI, but delivers lots of shoot-em-up action and a great chase/fight finale. The plot may be too dense for people who are looking for the plot to be near the complexity of the original MI, but for action-fans this movie will certanily deliver. The love story between Ethan and Nyah is a welcome subplot. Directed by John Woo. Filmed is 2:35:1 widescreen. RUN TIME: 123 minutes. GRADE: B-.ALL IN ALL:
If you're looking for a crafty, clever, technological spy thriller or a shoot-em-up action film, this set has what you're looking for. Since the two movies are almost completely different in terms of complexity, action, direction, and scope, it depends on what tastes you have for you to decide if you like the first one better of the second one better. TOTAL RUN TIME: 233 minutes. OVERALL GRADE: B+.NOTE: The DVD of Mission Impossible has no special features, but the DVD of Mission Impossible 2 has many including a commentary with John Woo, cast/crew interviews, an on the set stunt featurette, a music video, and a breakdown of all of the stunts in the movie and how they were filmed. ENJOY!"
Clarence Joseph | 02/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I GIVE 1 STAR FOR THE DVD NOT THE MOVIE. JUST TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT PARAMOUNT WILL BE RELEASING A 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. SEE BELOW.
We've got a few new DVD announcements to report this morning. First up, Paramount has revealed that they'll debut a Mission: Impossible 10th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition on 4/11. It'll be a single-disc set, but there's no word yet on the extras.