1st off if you have never seen the Hong Kong Action film Cold War go do that right away. I say that because its a great film, and because Cold War II takes place immediately after part one ends.
Cold War 2 tells the story of the now commissioner of the police Sean Lau. His wife has just been kidnaped, and to save her he is told he must release Joe Lee, the son of Lau's former rival. The switch gets botched and Lee escapes. This leads to a series of gunfights, car chases, fight scenes, you name it. Its a plethora of action sure to please any fan of the genre
With that said its also sure to please any fan of the drama/thriller genre as well as the story deals with, of course power, corruption, and even a social commentary on how Hong Kong is the safest city to live.
The acting is top notch and the film features a star studded cast, that includes the legend himself Chow Yun-Fat as as a Lawyer who is assigned to the case as Sean Lau never had permission to make an exchange for his wife. He simply went ahead and did it, hence adding the element of corruption and power
The villains are fantastic as it is basically a team of crooked cops and a few other nefarious individuals trying to bring down the new commissioner.
Like I stated well acted, explosive action, and any fan of the modern Hong Kong Crime Dramas will no doubt love this film.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars