Here we go again: triad angst returns as Chicken (Jordan Chan)
attempts to become a Hung Hing branch leader in Tuen Mun.
However, evil Tung Sing triad Yiu-Yeung (Roy Cheung, who’s
been resurrected from Young and Dangerous 3) manipulates
the local Hung Hing into escalating a mini civil war. He secretly
promotes Barbarian, a local Tuen Mun boy to become branch
leader, even though Barbarian is an idiot. His plan includes
knife fights, fake drug overdoses, and that scourge of Hong
Kong, disrespectful students.
Meanwhile, Karen Mok is busy teaching
high school, where she runs into Michelle Reis as an amazingly
innocent and beautiful teacher. Plus, Hung Hing needs some
leadership, so they recruit the late Mr. Chaing’s brother
(Alex Man) to lead them. All this and the continuing depression
of Chan Ho-Nam (Dior Cheng), who’s smarting over the loss
of Smartie (Gigi Lai).
As a member of HK's most illustrious
triad film series, this latest installment proves to be not
as good as Y&D3, but it matches up well with Y&D2.
Nothing really new happens in this film other than a few interesting
side characters (Ken Lo and Sandra Ng as fellow Hung Hing
branch leaders) and more sadness among our Goo Wat Jai boys as more people bite it. Michelle Reis does her usual
stellar job of looking amazingly beautiful, though she really
doesn’t add much to the film. This is a decent outing for
those who find the characters familiar and engaging. (Kozo