It’s interesting to see how tonally different these first few M:I films are. There’s a certain degree of whiplash getting from 1 to 2 to 3. I appreciate what John Woo was going for in the style here, but I’m just not sure it works for me personally. It certainly isn’t consistent, even within the film.
I love Hans Zimmer, and while some cues (particularly “Injection”) shine through, his music often seems oddly chosen and all over the place, a symptom of the whiplash I noticed in the film’s direction as a whole.
Beyond the odd directorial choices, the story just isn’t there for this film, including some pretty cheesy dialogue. I’ve seen this film several times and I’m still not sure I fully understand the convoluted virus plot. The film’s pacing is just off, and while I adore the finale, it’s just too little, too late for me.