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Fantasia 2016 Review: “Kill Zone 2” (2016) ★★★★


Tony Jaa is arguably one of the best contemporary action movie stars, if you can allow me to say it that way. Every film he appears in delivers a mind-blowing action scenes that you simply can’t believe a human being could do that. This is why it’s hard to believe that with his unique talent he has not reached the other side of the ocean.

Kill Zone 2 or SPL2: A Time for Consequences brings up a strong and emotional human drama where the main subject matter is organ trafficking business. In the opening scene we find out that many people have disappeared without a trace. Police’s attempts give no positive result in investigation. Honk Kong cop, Kit (Wu Jing) is an undercover cop who ends up in a Thai prison where the warden (played by Zhang JIn) helps the criminal mastermind Hung Mun-Gong (played by Louis Koo) to kidnap people, and later on sell their organs.

Chai (played by brilliant Tony Jaa) has a daughter Sa, who is diagnosed with leukemia, and soon will lose her life if unable to find a right donor for her. In order to get enough money for her medicines, Chai gets a job as a prison guard, in the same prison where Kit is kept. Kit’s Uncle Wah (Simon Yam) after loosing the trace of his nephew is determined to find him before it’s too late. Another drama occurs with Mr. Huang, the main villain whose heart is barely functionable. Having one of the rarest blood types, the only person whose blood matches with Huang’s is his own brother’s. Does it mean that Huang now may give up the idea of transplanting the heart of his brother to save his own life is an answer you surely must find out after you watch this modern martial arts classic film.

In conclusion, Kill Zone 2 is an excellent crime drama with some insane fighting sequences you will find impossible to take your eyes off. Beautiful soundtrack, outstanding choreography and the last forty minutes of the film is something that will remind you of the true definition of martial art films every filmmaker must learn how to make. But despite Kill Zone 2 being an entertaining film, it manages to deliver some intense emotional scenes when Chai, who’s assigned to guard Kit, finds out that a man from the opposite side is the only one whose bone marrow is suitable to save his daughter’s life. Regardless, Pou-Soi Cheang’s film is far better than any Hollywood type of action films which can’t even stand close to Kill Zone 2. If you still have doubt, then I would highly recommend you to see it yourself!

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