Fist Of Fury 1991 II (1992)

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Solid sequel
Reviewed by Simon on 2023-05-02

I've wanted to watch this sequel to one of my favourite Stephen Chiau films, (Fist Of Fury 1991) for actual decades, but it's proved incredibly hard to find - at least in anything approaching a watchable form.

The film picks up right after the events of Part 1, but quickly introduces new characters and sets off on its own narrative path, eventually looping back to tie things together.

It's very much a product of its time, and fits in with any number of other films from the era. It's a pretty good example of that unique brand of irreverent humour and "clever stupidity" that made Stephen Chiau a star in the 90's. Not the best example, for sure, but one that doesn't disappoint after all these years.

Josephine Siao is fabulous in a role that perhaps established the template for her character in the following year's Fong Sai Yuk, and her presence immediately elevates any scene to a higher level - the whole film, really.

The ever reliable Yuen Wah turns in a great villainous role, and Kenny Bee is responsible for some of the film's funniest moments - when he eventually shows up. Nat Chan is... well, still Nat Chan, but he's at least not actively annoying.

And yes, it really should be called Fist Of Fury 1992!