At one point in this movie, after his fellow comrade has been brutally stabbed by two swords and lies motionless on the ground, Sammo Hung flippantly remarks "How can you be done so soon". It's a perhaps unintentionally hilarious moment, but it also in a sense, exhibits Hung's directorial vision. Warriors Two is a relatively brutal effort, a film that perhaps best showcases the contrast between Sammo Hung's comedic sensibilities as an actor and his penchant for capturing bodily damage with unequivocal ferocity. I'm wise enough to know I am far from a Sammo Hung expert, but I've seen my fair share and what is really striking about his directorial efforts is how much he wants you to feel the contact, the collision, the damage, and pain inflicted on the flesh regardless of the variant tones he may be going for. Warriors Two is a strong effort in his oeuvre. A relatively simple, succinct story that delivers all the pleasures one would hope for - a cornucopia of well-choreographed fights, bloodshed, tragedy, vengeance, a killer training sequence, and one smooth criminal of a Wing Chun master. I had fun.
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