Review: The White Storm 2: Drug Lords – NYAFF 2019

This is some classic Hong Kong bullshit right here. I saw the original White Storm a while back, but I’m pretty sure this has nothing to do with it. Instead, Herman Yau sets up a wild grudge match between former gangster buddies turned businessman-and-quasi-Batman (Andy Lau) and drug lord (Louis Koo), that culminates in one of the best action scenes I’ve seen in years as cars and bullets rip through HK’s Central Station (took me a moment to recognize it).

None of it makes much sense, all of it is wildly melodramatic, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many wives and girlfriends get killed for dramatic effect in one movie 9or as many people plunge to heir deaths from buildings outside of The Towering Inferno), but it’s fun in that uniquely HK way.

By the way, does Andy Lau ever actually age?

2 1/2 out of 4 stars (good).

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