Thunder Cops II
If you came here for a comedy, turn around and
leave. If you came here to be slapped across the face till you are black
and blue this is the right place to be. This film is a continuous
assault against your senses. It is absolutely brutal and intense from beginning
to end. I am in dire need of a Stephen Chow film after this. Wait a second,
this was a Stephen Chow film. How did I manage to rent three Chow films
and none of them were comedies?
Sandra Ng is the main character in this film
and she gives a stunning in your face performance. Chow in a heartfelt
dramatic role is excellent as well.
The film begins with Sandra as a traffic officer
who gets involved with a police raid that is being led by her father, Eddie
Ko. She makes a botch of it and causes the death of her father and the
killer gets away. To gain revenge she goes through police training and
turns herself into a tough Dirty Harry type cop. In tracking down the killer
she uses a junkie informant - Ann Bridgewater in a harrowing performance
– to keep tabs of Shing Fui-On who is doing a drug deal with the killer.
Lots of horrible things happen and Ng has to use
Shing Fui-On’s crippled brother, Stephen Chow to get to him. It turns out
that the killer is also now trying to kill Shing Fui-On and is also after
Chow. This film never lets up and is brutal to the end. There are three
action scenes that are absolutely terrific. In the first one – Chow is
about to be killed – and Ng does a Chow Yun Fat to rescue him. The scene
is filmed from Chow’s perspective as if in a dream and it’s an incredible
I think in the end that I appreciated this film
- great acting jobs, intriguing cinematography and good action - but by
the end credits you may be reaching for your prozak medication.