Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2009-06-07
Summary: A slight step back...
After a nice start, Y&D 2 was a bit of a disappointment for me. Unfortunately, the film felt as rushed as its production was after the initial success of Y&D. Although he is a fun actor to watch, the initial 45 minutes about Chan's character Chicken felt too drawn out and started to get boring. In addition, Chingmy's character wasn't believable enough as a conniving gold digger looking to take control of the Taiwanese triad. Anthony Wong was excellent, but again I felt the twist with his character at the end had no basis given what had occurred leading up to that point in the film. Adding to that rushed production feeling was the final scene in the casino. It is supposed to be a grand opening of a new spot in Macau, but what was presented seemed to be a large, empty hotel foyer with one Baccarat (?) table and a medium sized buffet table. Was I missing something? Where was the multi-million dollar casino? Not a bad movie, but didn't live up to the first offering.

6/10
Reviewer Score: 6