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Cast: Jing Wu, Tony Jaa, Simon Yam
When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he's thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate - claiming he's a cop - is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter...and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls.
"Kill Zone 2" centers on three people, First you have Hong Kong police officer Kit who goes undercover in order to catch the leader of a crime syndicate. But when things go bad Kit is set up and thrown into a Thai prison. There we meet the second main character, Chai who is working as a prison guard in order to make money to pay for his daughter's bone marrow transplant. When Chai finds out Kit is a match for his daughter he does his best to keep him alive but that won't be easy because the Warden who runs his organ harvesting business from inside the prison wants Kit dead. So Chai and Kit quickly go from being prisoner and guard to allies in a final to the death fight as they attempt to take down the evil warden and his criminal friends.
"Kill Zone 2" clocks in at two hours, a run time I was a bit concerned about before watching the movie but I can gladly say now that the film's quick pace makes it move along very fast and there is never time to get bored. As you can tell from the synopsis there are multiple characters involved in basically two plot lines running together, the human organ trafficking and Chai's story about his sick daughter. I really enjoyed the latter because it brought a human side to the story and balanced out all the over the top fight scenes that happen in the film. It keeps the film grounded in some reality.
But I understand most just want to see action in a film like this and action is here in bunches, there is hand to hand, gun and even knife fights and while some of it is on the ground stuff a lot of it uses some wire work as well and it is as beautiful to look at as it is brutal.
"Kill Zone 2" is a follow up film but it has nothing to do with the first Donnie Yen film and the characters are different as well. In this film we get Tony Jaa and Wu Jing who does return but as a different character. The story is a perfect set up for Jaa and Wing to show case their martial arts skills both against one another and fighting together. Toss in actors, Simon Yam and Louis Koo and you have a cast to die for.
Production wise the film looks and sounds great and the fights are amazing and very brutal if not a little over the top. I got engaged in the story right from the start and even though the time frame jumps around a bit my interest never wavered and the film got more and more intense as it moved along leading up to the adrenaline-filled climax that will have you hanging onto the edge of your seat.
"Kill Zone 2" is available now on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Original Language: Mandarin, Thai, Cantonese
Dubbed Language: English
Extra: Making Of, Deleted Scenes
"Kill Zone 2" is a crime thriller that delivers on story and exciting fight scenes that make it as good a film as the original. I highly recommend checking out this entertaining slug fest.
Released by Well Go USA
**** Out Of *****