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Aces Go Places 2
Chinese: 最佳拍檔2 : 大顯神通

"I wonder what he's eating?"
Tsui Hark and Sam Hui

Year: 1983
Director: Eric Tsang Chi-Wai
Cast: Sam Hui Koon-Kit, Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang, Tsui Hark, Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Charlie Cho Cha-Lei, Yasuaki Kurata, Walter Tso Tat-Wah
The Skinny: If you loved the first one, you'll like this one too. If the first Aces Go Places gave you hives, then you should probably stay away.
by Kozo:

Inevitable sequel to the original Aces Go Places finds King Kong (Sam Hui) and Kodojak/Baldy/Albert (Karl Maka) in deep trouble when they get framed for multiple robberies. It all starts when Henry Kissinger (!) orders evil bad guy Black Glove to off our two heroes, who offed his brother White Glove in the last movie.

Black Glove (AKA: Filthy Harry) is played by some unknown Caucasian who's a dead ringer for Clint Eastwood. He even wears the same stubble and costume that Eastwood wore in so many Sergio Leone flicks. Anyway, King Kong is initially framed by some babe who uses him to rob a bank. Meanwhile, Kodojak is having difficulties with fiancée Inspector Ho (Sylvia Chang). When he helps King Kong clear his name, they both end up the victims of said criminal babe and her brother (Yasuaki Kurata).

How this relates to the plot with Black Glove is unknown, but somehow they tie it all together. Actually, they don’t - they simply barrel along through unexplained happenstance and wacky hijinks. Montages, overdone love triangles, and nonsensical stuff punctuate the proceedings.

Yes, audiences probably laughed up a lung, but I found this one more trying than anything else. It retains some of the physical humor and chemistry of the original film, but more of the same just doesn’t cut it. Even worse, many of the jokes are language based, meaning you should prepare to be lost. Worth seeing for completists, but an Aces Go Places film festival isn’t in my immediate future plans. (Kozo 1998)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
*Also Available on Blu-ray Disc
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