This spin-off of the popular Young and Dangerous series finds a quartet of hot triad babes doing their
triad babe thing on the streets of Causeway Bay. Triad
babes Marble and Van (Loletta Lee and Karen Mok) finds
themselves targeted by rival triads because Marble used
to be the girlfriend of handsome triad leader Brother
One (Michael Tong Man-Lung).
In response, Brother One
decides to step down from his Big Brother position,
but not before someone gets acid thrown into his face
and knife fights break out in the streets. Meanwhile,
there's hijinks involving dopey triad loser George (Francis
Ng), who lusts after Marble.
Quite possibly made in a week,
this low-rent action comedy from Wong Jing and Billy
Tang actually proves to be entertaining and fun, despite
having zero in the way of depth or lasting impact. The
usage of tough girls is always a welcome Hong Kong plot
device, and the actresses (Marianne Chan and Teresa
Mak round out the quartet) are engaging. Karen Mok continues
to show admirable presence.
There is an occasional brutal
moment, and the film doesn't do much for gender equality
(it seems these tough triad chicks are still defined
by their relationships). If you're for deep filmmaking,
look elsewhere. This is just cheap entertainment with
some Young and Dangerous asides to please the
fans. For fun, they cast Francis Ng (Ugly Kwan from Young and Dangerous) as the wimpy George, and
he nearly steals the film in an anti-Kwan performance.
Not a must-see, but you could do worse. (Kozo 1996)