As Mission Impossible 4 will soon hit (and heat :)) the screens, not only the hype for the same is grown but it also reminds the people about previous 3 commercially successful installments of the Tom Cruise starer.
Mission: Impossible II (also known as M:i-2)
|Starring||:||Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Richard Roxburgh|
Let’s journey the world of Ethan Mathew Hunt, from MI2. A bio-chemical expert from Russia Dr. Vladimir Nekhorvich [Rade Serbedzija] completes his research work and sends a message to safely transfer him to a desired place with the a new virus called Chimera and its cure. On the board he meets Dimitry [identity of Ethan for him – Tom Cruise] and during their way, he briefs him about the virus and cure. It was a group lead by former IMF agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) was there in the plane and in fact Dimitry was also transformed member of the team. They overtook the plane control and grab virus and its vaccine and escapes the midway.
Ethan who was vacationing informed about the same and he is allotted the work to find and recover the virus and the vaccine and uncover the truth behind. He was also given the hint about who could be behind the stuff and also asked to must include Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton), a professional thief, as she could enter the inner most circle of Ambrose.
After recruiting Nyah, Hunt meets his team, computer expert Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and pilot Billy Baird (John Polson) in Sydney, Australia, where Biocyte laboratories are located along with Ambrose’s headquarters. Hunt and his team stations at Biocyte and Nyah gets close to Ambrose and starts hunting for the information about the virus. At a horse racing event Ambrose meets John C. McCloy (Brendan Gleeson), CEO of Biocyte and shows him the video clip of Chrimera Virus. Nyah was able to hand it over to Ethan’s team for the time sufficient to copy the footage. They learn that Chrimera has a 20 hours dormant period before it causes death through mass destruction of the victim’s red blood cells; Bellerophon can only save the victim if used within the 20 hours. Though when she slips the footage back to the pocket of Ambrose, he got the glimse of the event and suspects Nyah.
The IMF team captures McCloy and learns that Nekhorvich had actually injected himself with Chrimera (the only was to smuggle it) and have carried all the known samples of Bellerophon, now presently in Ambrose’s hands. Ambrose has blackmailed McCloy to sell him the virus for £37,000,000 and promising to return the samples of Bellerophon.
Hunt’s team plans to break into Biocyte and destroy the virus. Ambrose, posing as Hunt, tricks Nyah into revealing Hunt’s plan. Ambrose secures Nyah and prepares to raid Biocyte himself to secure the virus. Hunt is able to destroy all but one sample of the virus before Ambrose interrupts him, and an ensuing firefight begins. Hunt learns that Ambrose is holding Nyah and stops firing, during which Ambrose orders Nyah to retrieve the last sample. When she does so, she injects herself with it, thus preventing Ambrose from simply killing her to get it. As Ambrose takes Nyah and escapes from the laboratory, Hunt starts a 20 hour countdown and departs before Biocyte security arrives.
What will happen now? What would be the fate of Chrimera, Nyah, Hunt, Ambrosse and others? Well, if you had seen the movie you know it. But, its right time to revisit the same.
Did you know?
The studio expressed concern over the safety of filming Ethan Hunt’s entrance in the film, where he is rock climbing. Cruise refused to drop the idea because he could not think of a better way to reintroduce the character. There was no safety net as he filmed the sequence, but he did have a harness. He tore his shoulder when performing Hunt’s jump from one part of the cliff to another.