After Shockwave (2017), the Hongkong based action movie Shockwave 2 movie was released in China on December 24, 2020. Later, it released in Hong Kong on February 18, 2021. Well, the screentime of this movie is around 2 hours and it is one of those movies that will remind you of movies like The Hurt Locker (2008).
The story of this film is like Andy Lau aka Poon Sing-fung, who plays the role of a bomb disposal officer of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Bureau (EOD). Well, Poon often risk his lives to save the life of others in his dangerous work. One fine day, he was disposing a bomb but unluckily the bomb exposed and he lost his one leg. Soon, after that, the EOD department clearly told him to work on a desk job now instead a field work. This infuriated Poon who tells to the top department men that he is still capable of doing the field work and save the life of others. One fine day, while he was receiving award in EOD academy for his bravery, he resisted to take the award and told media that he Boycott EOD for not giving him the job he wants. Soon after that, he lost his job and even his memory. After few years, he spotted in a hotel where a bomb exploded and EOD suspected him as the prime culprit. Now, EOD is on a run to catch him and give the punishment. On the other hand, the criminals wants to destroy the Hong Kong city with a bomb. Will, Poon able to save the Hong Kong city and get his job back is what you need to watch in this film. This movie also stars Sean Lau, Ni Ni, Tse Kwan-ho, Philip Keung and many more.
As compare to the earlier film, Shockwave 2 got much favourable ratings. This film got 7.1 stars ratings out of 10 on IMDB and 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. These ratings are enough to tell that Shockwave 2 is brilliant film with a good concept.
Shockwave 2 has been directed by Herman Yau. It is being produced by Andy Lau, Alvin Lam, Esther Koo, and Calvin Choi. The cinematography has been done by Joe Chan and editing work handled by Azrael Chung. The music composition of Shockwave 2 has been done by Mak Chun Hung.
The budget of Shockwave 2 movie is around USD 40 million – 291 crores. It is being reported that, Shockwave 2 had earned around USD 225 million – 1637 crores. Well, this film gave big competition to Hollywood film Wonder Woman 1984 in China in December 2020.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: The action scenes are the biggest plus point of this film. I personally liked, when Poon escapes the hospital despite dozens of EOD officials. There is also a big run chase followed by that which adds excitement to the next level. The last 20 minutes climax scene will steal your heart. The films seems to be off track abit in the middle but ended on a high note. The Shockwave after Bomb explosion in the river in the end will leave you stunned. The ending scene will also make you emotional. The camera angles during chase sequence in the start has surprised me. Even, the first 20 to 30 minutes are the highpoint of this movie. I loved it without a doubt.
Altogether, Shockwave 2 is one of those movies that you don’t dare to miss. It is a great pick of 2021.
Last word: Watch it for its story, direction and chase sequence. Also watch it for our hardworking hero Andy Lau, who did a great job as a handicapped fighter.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Shockwave 2 Review- Brilliant (80 Percent out of 100).