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The Inspector Wear Skirts 2 
"Are these two guys the only options I have?"     "The roof is on fire!"

(left) Melvin Wong, Sibelle Hu and Stanley Fung, and (right) eighties dance party!
Year: 1989  
Director: Wellson Chin Sing-Wai  
Producer: Jackie Chan  
Writer: Abe Kwong Man-Wai, Lee Man-Choi  
Cast: Sibelle Hu (Wu Wai-Jung), Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Kara Hui Ying-Hung, May Lo Mei-Mei, Regina Kent (Kan Wai-Ling), Angile Leung Wan-Yui, Amy Yip Chi-Mei, Joanna Chan Pui-San, Lau Yuk-Ting, Stanley Fung Shui-Fan, Melvin Wong Kam-Sum, Billy Lau Nam-Kwong, Mars, Jeff Falcon, Bill Tung Biu, Ricky Hui Koon-Ying, Ken Lo Wai-Kwong, Nicky Li Chung-Chi
The Skinny: If ever a sequel was worse than its original, this is it. While the original was entertaining crap, this one is just crap.
Review
by Kozo:
     More fighting females populate this sequel to the popular 1988 comedy The Inspector Wear Skirts. Like the first, The Inspector Wear Skirts 2 is an ultra-light action comedy with lots of photogenic females and Police Academy-type shtick aplenty. Unlike the first film, there's much less action, which reduces the chances that this film will prove superior to the first. Guess what: it isn't!
     Sibelle Hu is back as Sybelle, the captain of an all-girl fighting force (here called The Banshees). Returning crew members Sandra Ng, Kara Hui and Regina Kent are back for more, along with new crew members Amy Yip, May Lo and a couple of others. Because our girls are wacky action-comedy types, they haze the new recruits to the end of time, causing all sorts of unimportant inter-squad friction. Chief among these conflicts is a boyfight between Sandra Ng and Amy Yip over—get this—Billy Lau Nam-Kwong!
     Meanwhile, Kan (Stanley Fung), the mustached leader of the SDU, is still pining over Sybelle, and longs to tell her that he loves her. Competition arrives in the form of anti-terrorist trainer Lo (Melvin Wong), who charms Sybelle with his chiseled physique and better-groomed mustache. If Kan doesn't get it together and win the heart of his true love, he may lose her to a man who's clearly his physical superior. Oh, the drama.
     As an assembly-line product of the eighties HK Cinema factory, The Inspector Wear Skirts 2 suffices exceptionally well. This is lazy low-brow entertainment that attempts to milk whatever cheap laughs it can out of a paper-thin premise. With that in mind, this really isn't a terrible movie. The comedy can be occasionally amusing, and if girls, guns and screwy shtick is your thing, then THIS IS YOUR MOVIE. Knocking this movie for not delivering a stellar cinematic experience would be like blaming a single person for The Wesley's Mysterious File. Basically, it just wouldn't be right.
     That said, there are two reasons why this movie could annoy the hell out of the average moviegoer. Exhibit A: Billy Lau naked. If there is a single person who should not be seen naked, it's Billy Lau. Exhibit B: an extended sequence at Sybelle's birthday party where the entire cast dances in the one of the most terribly choreographed routines EVER. Never mind that the fashions are plain awful, it's the hideous dance routine which could induce vomiting in the audience. Admittedly, this film is an eighties relic and should be excused for having bad eighties-era pop culture, but the sequence is so obnoxiously bad that it stops the movie cold. It could also destroy your DVD player, and cause unspeakable emotional torture. And, if your friends are watching the film with you, they may try to beat you to death with the nearest available weapon. It would be hard to blame them. (Kozo 2003)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Fortune Star/Deltamac
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

 image courtesy of Deltamac Co., Ltd.

   
 
 
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