In turn of the century Hong Kong, the hero has to contend with Sun Yat Sen revolutionaries and after being promoted to superintendent of police, attempt to halt the corruption that emanates from high-powered politicians in Sai Wan.
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Individual scenes are better here than the first one, and Maggie Cheung's presence is always welcome. However, the story, which wasn't the first part's strength by any measure, is almost impossible to follow. Pirates, police corruption, revolutionaries, stolen diamonds, and a book that spies for the empress want highlight what I could get out of it.
Ugh. Some of the worst DUBBING I have ever heard. Truly awful. Combinations of bad cockney, upper class English, Australian and broken-Chinese English. Oh man. Bad story and script. INCREDIBLE fights as always. A staple of any of Chan's work. He sings a song on the soundtrack (stay tuned for the music video after the movie). Always love the bloopers at the end. This one is highly skippable.
The danger involved with many of the action scenes is what makes this movie stunning and keeps you at the end of your seat. The handcuff scenes are hilarious and executed with finesse. There's more action and less comedy in A2 compared to the previous movie, but I think Project A and Project A2 should really be watched together at the same time for full enjoyment.