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Du shen 2 (God of Gamblers' Return) Reviews

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January 4, 2013
the cast is mind-blowing, but Wong Jing's jokey-hokey style ruins every minute except the last few (it has a sweet poker climax like the first movie).but seriously, this movie goes from a disgusting murder in the beginning to a slapstick romp for most of the movie with moments of intense drama interspersed. that just doesn't work for me, i'm sorry.i would like a movie being this crazy, but you need a competent director who doesn't make up the story on the set.
November 25, 2012
Chow Yun-fat reprises his Ko Chun character better known as the much coveted "God of Gamblers" following a hiatus from the series' mediocre mid-cycle where forces beyond our control allowed Wong Jing to collaborate with Stephen Chow and Ng Man-tat on not one but two Chow Yun-fat-free sequels.

Ko's newfound tranquility in and around the walls of his beautiful French ch√Ęteau is destroyed by a sadistic Taiwanese rival who disembowels the God of Gamblers' pregnant wife and places the fetus of his unborn son in a jar.

Oh yeah, did we mention that Wong Jing returns as writer/director? If you missed the opening credits you'll surely know by now.

The wife's dying wish: no gambling or revenge for 365 days, which essentially allows Wong to stuff the film's slightly bloated time frame with Wong Jing A la carte (notwithstanding the huckster suspending his two favorite subjects...for the time being).

The payoff seems tailor-made for audiences who have come to thrive on the genre-bending packaged hysteria Wong Jing is both loved and loathed for.

Only the second film in the franchise to feature Chow Yun-fat "God of Gamblers Return" is known as "God of Gamblers 2" in Hong Kong and was one of the former colony's largest grossing films of the '90s easily out performing all three of its successful predecessors.
August 28, 2011
the first half of the film was incredibly boring!
July 29, 2011
When his family is killed by "Devil of Gamblers", Ko Chun takes up his mantle of God of Gamblers. Because of a promise by his dying wife, he plans for one year and then takes his swift revenge.

A step down from the original. The first one had a Rain Man like story in which Ko Chun lost his memory and became friends with some riff raff. In this one, he saves a kid from a rich family targeted by muggers and they escape from the police for most of the movie.

The movie is saved with a tense final card match climax which was pretty entertaining. Not a necessary sequel, but worth checking out if you like the first one.
June 4, 2011
Back and ready to school.
January 9, 2011
maybe it will be come true
½ December 9, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010

(1994) God of Gamblers' Return
(In Chinese with English subtitles)

Director Wong Jing wanted to make some money and he knows how to do it, by making this nonsensical 2nd or 4th whatever you call it! Whatever what was shown on this film had already been shown before on other films whether it's action or comedy and was better! This was a total waste of time that despite doing really well at the boxoffice making it the highest grossing movie of that year in Hong Kong, star Chow Yun Fat dissapproved of Wong Jing's direction this time one reason that is appearent was that in the first film sauve Chow Yun Fat always wore a suit and tie and in this one I don't remember him wearing one at all! The gags are not funny because of a lack of credibilty where the jokes are forced as well as the action sequences meaning that director Wong Jing didn't put too much thought into this film and just wanted to make a fast buck! You can watch this for curiousity sake, if you like wwhat you saw from the first 3 movies!

2 out 4
April 1, 2009
A bit of a letdown from the previous film.
March 19, 2009
extremely disappointing sequel...not even closely comparable to the coolness of the original movie. this is unfunny and downright lame...no wonder i have never heard of it!
March 9, 2009
when i watch this i thought this was God of Gambler 3 either way i loved it
February 24, 2009
the soft side of a gambler can make even a god of gambler's look human...
February 11, 2009
A Wong Jing feast which includes a little bit of everything. Action, comedy, romance, it's all here and it's not very subtle. The movie's polished look clashes wildly with it's sensational and rather slapdash content. Madly entertaining, though.
September 21, 2008
The original was much better.
July 28, 2008
Not as as good as the original, but still fun. Great chessy HK score and Chow Yun Fat makes up for silly storyline
½ July 20, 2008
One of Chow Yun Fat's best films as God of Gamblers....
½ June 1, 2008
Not as fantastic as part I but nevertheless, a must see.
½ May 16, 2008
god of gamble is fat jor
½ April 19, 2008
Too many films with Chow Yun Fat missing in his filmography, including The fun the luck and the tycoon or Spiritual Love
½ March 15, 2008
Enjoyed it a lot more than GoG 1...bloody and funny all at once.
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