(Hong Kong) Wilson Yip has done it again. In this spectacular sequel, he replicates his trademark fists-of-fury scenes from the first installment while narrating the patriotic story of suppressed people with emotion.
When it comes to action, “Dragon Tiger Gate” delivers. There are plenty of riveting sequences involving fists of fury, nunchuck attacks, spectacular kicks, pulsating music and enough camera moves to make a cinematographer cry for mercy. So far so good.
Cops who play by their own rules try to take down a gangster who doesn’t have any.It’s no surprise that the Hollywood remake rights for “SPL” have already been snapped up. This blood-drenched cops-and-triads drama is as lean as Kate Moss in rehab and about as nourishing as a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. Thanks to sharply drawn lead characters, this is the kind of cable-bound late-night B-movie that will have you staying up long past your bedtime.