I loved the original but found the sequel better. Gone is this kitsch and poetic social imagery and arrived is a bigger budget and wall to wall action in the vein of John Woo's 'Hard Boiled'.
The plot involves the habitants of the Bronx being 'cleaned out' by the Disinfectors, mercenaries hired by the evil Corporation, commanded by the excellent Henry Silva who gives an over the top performance as it's commander, think Alan Rickman's Sherriff of Nottingham but more vile!!
The gangs have been driven underground but survive through the bravery of who braves the Disifinfectors and supplies them with guns and ammo.
A investigative journalist stumbles upon what is happening in the Bronx and with the help of Trash and the manic Strike and his son kidnapps the President of the corporation to highlight this.
The plot does not matter and it takes second stage to non-stop explosions, gun-fights, slow motion shoots, beautiful pyrotechnics and the last quarter of an hour of craziest mayhem that has been committed to celluloid!!
It is hard to describe Bronx Warriors 2 if you have not seen it. It is an experience. Even though it is a B-Movie I would go as far as saying it is the pure cinema that Hitchcock and Kurosawa describes.
By this I don't mean this film ranks with what Hitchcock or Kurosawa did but it holds with the ideal with what they tried to acheive in this sense that through a series of images and scenes rather than the narrative, the viewer is 'moved' by it.
With this film, the viewer is moved by the energy of the action which is cartoon in nature.
If you are a fan of John Woo's films and especially Hard Boiled you will love this film.
Go out and rent or buy it!!!!