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.
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)