To be fair, it lacks substance and I found it to be a bit slow during the first act. Fortunately, Tom Cruise is once again game in the role of Ethan Hunt, the action sequences are spectacular and the music conducted by Hans Zimmer is amazing. Man, this movie's update on the original TV series' theme song is the bomb. While I can understand why some perceive this as the weakest out of all the Mission Impossible movies - heck, it probably could've easily been passed off as a film not based off of anything at all except an original screenplay -, John Woo still does a decent job of giving this movie cinematic value. Well, it must've done something right if more people went to see this movie in 2000 rather than Gladiator.