May 24, 2000
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Thriller
John Woo established himself as an action film force in the Asian film industry. His features were violent and operatic, featuring tragic, sympathetic characters. There was plenty of excitement when he came over to Hollywood. There was promise in his first American features but his flair truly came to life after teaming with Tom Cruise for Mission Impossible II. Agent Ethan Hunt is given his latest mission via self-destructive designer sunglasses. A skin corroding virus has fallen into the hands of Sean Ambrose. Ambrose is a former MIF agent that prefers stock options and power. Hunt assembles his MI team to retrieve the virus. What follows is a dark battle of wits and thrilling set pieces.