Police Story Part II (1988)
Reviewed by: SteelwireMantis on 2003-07-24
Summary: Enjoyable sequel, but not as good as the predecessor
I can't lie, I really enjoyed this movie. Although it's not as good as the original, it has the same feel as the first installment (what I thought was missing in 3).

Jackie returns as Chan Ka Kui, who is demoted to traffic duty due to his behaviour in the first movie. Chu Tu is released from prison on compassionate leave (he is presumed to have less than 3 months to live) but promises to get revenge on Ka Kui. After a fast paced fight in a restaurant, Ka Kui furiously resigns from the force. As he prepares to go on holiday with girlfriend May (Maggie Cheung), a shopping mall is blown up by terrorists which leaves Chan no choice but to rejoin the force and solve the case. Soon the terrorists get hold of May and force Ka Kui into a position that may risk his reputation as a cop to save the girl he loves...

The plot was formulaic to the original, although this flim contains some of the best action pieces filmed. The highlight of the film has to be the fight in the park at night between Chan and Chu Tu's thugs. Many more stunts leave us to a finale involving Chan smashing through glass and Maggie Cheung splitting her skull.

Very enjoyable. ****.5/*****
Reviewer Score: 9