Mission: Impossible II

The mission of this film lies in the impossible stunts and effects, not in Ethan Hunt’s (Cruise’s) assignment to save humanity from a killer virus. Indeed, you’d have thought that only anime could provide such an aesthetic of violence by slow-motion defiance of physical laws and human anatomy. But thanks to 1999’s The Matrix and …

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I grew up stealing peeks at my dad’s old X-Men comics, those glory-days of the 1960’s, long before Wolverine came on the scene. In high school, I suppose I became too “grown-up” for comics anymore, and stopped reading X-Men. This may have been a mistake, but at least it allowed me to come into the …

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