Theme From Mission: Impossible (1996) Given the movie's mega-dollar marketing plan, it's not surprising that U2's rhythm section could be enticed to rework Lalo Schifrin's geek-anthem original. What is surprising… Adam Clayton Larry Mullen Jr. Soundtracks
Music Review

Theme From Mission: Impossible (1996)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performances: Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.; Genre: Soundtracks

Given the movie's mega-dollar marketing plan, it's not surprising that U2's rhythm section could be enticed to rework Lalo Schifrin's geek-anthem original. What is surprising is that Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton's considerable talents could produce a cover so inert and banal. The dance-friendly beat will undoubtedly keep ''Theme From Mission: Impossible'' on the charts, but in no way is this pointless remake better than the real thing. C-

Originally posted May 10, 1996 Published in issue #326 May 10, 1996 Order article reprints