19 June 2004 | Film_Critique
Pretty good, actually!
Black Cat 2, although a sequel from Black Cat 1, took quite a different turn in terms of the plot and the role of the main character in the film. In this sequel, Erica, the high-tech CIA agent, was once again activated by the government, this time to help track the killers of the Russian president. The film started with a scene where a group of doctors were performing a surgery to Erica. Then, it switched to a scene where Robin and his colleagues were protecting a Russian witness, then attacked by the terrorists, mixed with a good chasing scene on the snowy mountain, with exciting ski and snowboarding skills. Robin, another CIA agent, was assigned to partner up with Erica on this task to track down the killers. Unwillingly at first, Robin throughout the film, slowly developed sympathy to her and protested on the many experiments performed to her merely as a machine. Unfortunately, Jade Leung's performance as Erica in this sequel was not as convincing as expected. On the other hand, Robin Shou delivered a good, solid performance as Robin. Somehow, his strong character had overshadowed Erica's supposedly main role here. The ending was not conclusive. The scenes took place in USA and USSR. Sometimes it was funny to picture the film dubbed in Cantonese, especially during the conversation among the American officials.