16 July 2017 | BA_Harrison
Classic Hong Kong 'girls with guns' action.
A classic example of the Hong Kong 'battling babes/girls with guns' genre that was prevalent in the mid '80s to early '90s, Iron Angels 2 delivers exactly what fans expect: lots of well executed, hard hitting martial arts scenes featuring kung fu cuties Moon Lee and Elaine Lui, and numerous shootouts, with countless bad guys biting the dust in a hail of bullets and bloody squibs.
Lee and Lui play members of elite force Iron Angels, showing us what they do best in a blazing opening scene where they take on a gang of ruthless kidnappers, with the help of fellow agent Alex (Alex Fong). Bullets fly and blood squirts! Having dispatched of the baddies and rescued the hostage, Alex and the two girls take a well earned vacation in Malaysia, where they stay with Peter Kam (Ting-Wai Chan), Alex's pal from his college days, and now a successful businessman.
While the ladies sun themselves by Peter's pool, Alex and Peter, accompanied by another old friend Marco (Yu Lung Hsiao), hit the bars, allowing for some light-hearted fun and fighting before the serious action kicks in, which occurs after Marco, actually an undercover CIA agent, finds proof of Peter's involvement in a plot to overthrow the government. Captured by Peter's guards, Marco is executed by his old pal, the act witnessed by Elaine, who is also taken prisoner. Now it is up to the Moon and Alex, with the help of three other special operatives, to rescue Elaine from Peter's jungle stronghold.
The final twenty minutes or so consists of one long battle scene with huge explosions, countless extras mown down with machine gun fire, plenty of dangerous looking stunt-work, and two particularly impressive showdowns—Moon Lee vs some soldiers in a hut full of explosives, and Peter against Alex at the base of a waterfall—all of which adds up to a good time for fight fans.
7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for the hilarious screeching tyres sound effect during a car chase, despite the vehicles being driven on dirt tracks.