Having watched the first film I instantly had to see part 2 and WOW, how often can you say a sequel lives upto the first.
I note that a couple of reviews here are slightly unimpressed as it does not exactly follow the story of the animated series, but having never seen that I will have to disagree with them as I thought it fantastic and you really dont need to have seen the animated version to appreciate what a fantastic film this is. Lets face it when adapting a long story for cinema it is sometimes very difficult to include all the characters or story arc.
This film has even more twists than the first but I never had a problem following the storyline such is the quality of the writing. Once again the acting is first class and the ending is superb.
Yes, it is long but I never felt bored or frustrated (perhaps I would not recommend this or the first film to people that like gore or more of a fast pace but that is not a fault of the film). I was thoroughly entertained, have again been thinking about the consequence of the story long after it has finished and cannot wait to check out more Asian Cinema because quite frankly they are releasing films far superior to what America has to offer.
An absolute must buy (as long as you have seen part 1 first).