Swordsman 2 (1992)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-03-08
Summary: Brigitte Lin has never looked fatter
One of the most lavish HK productions ever, Swordsman 2 is a movie full of flaws but more than makes up for them with its class and production values. Even compared to today's productions, Swordsman 2 looks VERY good. The storyline is the most flawed part, but the new wave action is incredible. It is one of the only movies in which Jet Li even touches a sword, and anything he touches pretty much becomes a masterpiece. I'd say that this is one of the top 5 swordplay movies of all time. Everything moves quickly, and the movie does not rely on humor (like most HK period movies do) to stimulate the audience. There's not much emotion thrown in either, so the viewer is not to feel too involved (which is great!). If it weren't for the huge flaws in the plot, the movie would have been a masterpiece too. NOW On a personal note, I would really like to thank this movie for getting me started again on all these great HK Kung Fu movies. If it wasn't for Swordsman II, I'd definitely have missed some of the best! I've watched this film multiple times since I obtained it, and have not gotten tired of rewatching. Despite the flaws, Swordsman 2 is still one of the best movies HK ever put out. One of my favorite, highly recommended.