Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) Movie Review

Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)

2015 | Thriller, Action, Crime
94 minutes /

User Score: 50/100


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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance Review

Synopsis:

It's 25 years later, and Detective Frank Washington is forced to team up with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to solve a series of assassinations.

Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) is an American thriller crime movie that was made for fans that love a good action flick. Director, producer and co-writer Gregory Hatanaka (Mad Cowgirl (2006), Violent Blue (2011), Blue Dream (2013)) also starred in this movie as Aguirre. The movie is filmed about 24 years after Samurai Cop (1991) and did an amazing job bringing back the original cast from 1991 except for Robert Z’Dar, who passed away. The movie was a hit and fun to watch, but I had no clue what was going on at times but was well enjoyed by me. The movie had way too many nude scenes that were not needed, and it would have helped if the actors appeared as though they actually wanted to play their roles. My opinion is that the actors did not care about their roles/movie and took the role so that they can get their money. Only open minded viewers should watch this movie because nitpickers will find a lot of things wrong with this movie and would probably give it a score of zero.

The Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance revolves around Joe Marshall (Mathew Karedas - Samurai Cop (1991), American Revenge (1988), Darling Nikki (2016)) coming out of hiding. Joe came out of hiding to help his partner Frank Washington (Mark Frazer - Another World (1964), Samurai Cop (1991), Hunter (1984)) from 1991 to fight the Asian mob. Frank is assigned to take down a Yakuza clan that is terrorizing Los Angeles and needs the help of Joe, who went into hiding since his wife was murdered in 1991. The Yakuza clan sends samurai assassins Dogge and Milena to kill Frank. Frank eventually finds Joe in an old deteriorated basement and persuades him to help him fight the Yakuza clan. Less than five seconds and we see ninjas ambushing them, only to die by their hands. Joe and Frank endure another ambush while flying in a plane and the movie goes on to having non-stop action with a mindless storyline/ no plot. Watch the film, to see what happens next.

The plot in this movie is a mysterious one because I could not quite figure out what it was, but that does not take away from the movie being a wonderful watch. The flashbacks to 1991 were amusing in a good way and did not boggle my mind (I do not like movies with flashbacks); I often lose hope in films with flashbacks. The music was obnoxious and not needed because it was overwhelmingly loud way too many times and was distracting. The best acting performance came from Matthew Karedas, who played Joe Marshall. Bai Ling, who played Doggé, appears to be having a lot of fun with her role that it was obvious that she overacted. I am happy I gave this movie a chance because it is a great movie to watch when you are extremely tired with an open mind and do not have the mindset to pay attention to every little detail.


About Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)

Title: Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance
Year: 2015
Runtime: 94 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 18 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 18
Starring: Mindy Robinson, Ralph Garman, Gerald Okamura, Joe Estevez, Bai Ling, Jesse Hlubik, Dawna Lee Heising, Johnny Mask, Melissa Moore, Laurene Landon, Lisa London, Troy Butcher, David Ramrod Rogers, Jeffrey Kobes, Kristine DeBell, Christo Dimassis, Tina Rogers, Brent Baisley, Thomas J. Churchill, Tom Gleason, Edwin A. Santos, Mike Boyd, Craig C. Chen, Mike Malloy, Lloyd Gregory, Amy Xianglin Shi, Brandon Boyd, Braxton Davis, Naoyuki Ikeda, Gregory Hatanaka
Writers: Rich Mallery, Tony T.L. Young, Gregory Hatanaka, Amir Shervan
Director: Gregory Hatanaka

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