A successful sequel to the 1985 hit finds Chan following much of the same formula as in the first film and much of his '90s work. It's a cop thriller packed with emotion, comedy, plot thrills, and some mind-boggling action. Although the film does lack the freshness and originality of its predecessor there's still a lot to like here, whether it be in the comic interplay between Chan and his superiors - still excellent - or in the action sequences which are even bigger and more explosive than in the original. Chan's stunts are just as over-the-top and dangerous here, as he jumps on top of moving vehicles and through sheets of sugar glass like a madman. The martial arts mayhem is expertly choreographed and a delight to watch, especially in the fight in the children's play area or in the finale, a battle in an abandoned warehouse which makes excellent use of its location for a change and incorporates plenty of madcap thrills and spills.
The bad guys this time around are a gang of terrorist bombers who hold a large corporation to ransom. They also kidnap Chan's girlfriend, prompting him to sail into action once more. The film successfully provides a link to the original with many returning characters appearing. John Ko and his glasses-wearing assistant are back, although for comic relief rather than a major threat this time around. One new enemy is a deaf mute who enjoys lobbing home-made explosives on to Chan until he gets the tables turned on him in the final reel. Plenty of laughs mix in with the action to make an enjoyable experience with Chan as good as he ever was, and Maggie Cheung, Kwok-Hung Lam, and Bill Tung returning as his girlfriend and superiors respectively. Once again a winning combination of great action, super stunts and a fast-paced story from the reliable Chan man.
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Despite his success at apprehending criminals, Kevin Chan's unorthodox approach to his work as a police officer sees him demoted to the traffic branch. Despite this, the man he put behind bars is now out of prison, and has vowed to make his life a misery. While this crime boss his harassing Kevin and his girlfriend, the police are contemplating reinstating Kevin to help them fight a group of bombers attempting to extort $10 million from building owners.
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