Film score pick: Mission: Impossible 2

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The Mission: Impossible film franchise looks like it’s as unstoppable as the Fast & Furious franchise seeing as there’s a fifth one on the way soon.

Mission: Impossible II just happened to be on TV the other day over here. You could probably call this a guilty pleasure film of mine. As I’m quite happy just watching it whenever it’s on. Though, in all honesty, I’m don’t feel guilty that I do enjoy watching this film!

Sure it’s all John Woo-ified with the doves and the slow-mos and the fight sequence with bikes, but you have to check out the score soundtrack. Forget Limp Bizkit’s Take a Look Around and check out the score by Hans Zimmer.

A lot of it is your standard action film stuff, but there’s one track that always stands out for me whenever I listen to the score. It’s the track called Injection:

It is an overly dramatic and overly romantic part of the film, but I fall for this track every time. The combination of Hans Zimmer’s usual brilliance with Lisa Gerrard’s beautiful, operatic vocals. Never fails to send chills down my spine. I can easily listen to this one track on repeat. A standout on the album.


  1. Oooh I forgot about this score! I LOVE LOVE Zimmer’s collaborations w/ Lisa Gerrard, even though it always makes me think of Gladiator 😉

  2. Nice choice Jaina! Like Ruth, I’m also reminded of “Now We Are Free” from Gladiator soundtrack

    • Same here! The final track on the album, Nya and Ethan, reminds me of “Now We Are Free” in a big way too.

  3. Surprisingly, I’ve really all enjoyed all of the MI films so far, so adding another is fine by me! All the soundtracks are so different for each film. I haven’t listened to this score in ages.

    • You know, I can’t for the life of me remember #3. I remember it was the one JJ Abrams directed and Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in it, right? But I can’t remember anything else!

  4. Three was probably my favorite, actually! Yes, to both of those! Ethan Hunt was engaged (or married?) in the beginning, and eventually they kidnapped his wife. Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Maggie Q were on the team. That was probably my favorite team, actually! Although I did love Jeremy Renner in the fourth one!

  5. I thought I was the only one who liked this soundtrack! I’m so glad you like it, too, Jaina! While, I think the movie leaves a lot to be desired, I never faulted the music. It was really fantastic.

    • You know, I thought the same thing before I did this post. Had no idea the score had so many fans! Considering it was hella hard for me to even find the CD back in the day.

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