not as good as the first movie but still good action, if you are a Kung Fu movie fan you should enjoy it.
It's not worth watching as it is not the original copy, very bad quality and the translation is awful! what a pity!
dreadful cash in with no direct link to the brilliant original (different characters /
era / setting)... Iron Monkey II is a cheap knock off, with d-grade supporting
actors, dreadful sets (looks like it was filmed on an old Thai TV series set for
some reason), costumes and direction. no amount of half decent choreogrphy
(yuen woo ping seems to be sleep walking thru this one) can account for
shambolic camerawork and below amateur editing. Donnie Yen tries his best
but is well and truly defeated by all of the villiany of the above before the
climatic final confrontation.
still thinking of giving it a go despite this warning?
...it also has worse than usual english dubbing (with no choice of subtitles,
d'oh!) and a poor fim transfer (most likely from a cheap american dubbed
master), the film is set in the 1920's or 30's (but makes no effort to stay in the
period, due to the budget no doubt), the plot devices clunky beyond your
average clunky martial arts script; and because of 'modern' setting, there is
the 'must disarm the bad guys with guys so we can fight hand-to-hand'
dilemma... which was of course also handled badly... I'm only awarding this a
'1' rating (rather than a big fat '0') out of my respect for Donnie Woo Ping, who
really should have known better...