Även om själva storyn inte är lika vass som i föregångaren så är actionscenerna dubbelt så spektakulära.
Where the film succeeds, it does so with some style.
If the first movie was entertaining as sound, fury and movement, this one is more evolved, more confident, more sure-footed in the way it marries minimal character development to seamless action.
When it's running at topspeed, M:I-2 delivers real thrills...
...emblazoned with Woo's trademark flourishes, the motion picture has been transformed into a high-energy, adrenaline-and-testosterone boosted ride. This is most definitely "a John Woo film."