Prison on Fire II Reviews

  • Apr 19, 2017

    Notwithstanding it is still relying on the formula used by its predecessor, it is still an enjoyable film, with adding the escaping element to the film.

    Notwithstanding it is still relying on the formula used by its predecessor, it is still an enjoyable film, with adding the escaping element to the film.

  • Jul 30, 2015

    The predestination of (all) sequel(s).

    The predestination of (all) sequel(s).

  • Jul 22, 2012

    A serviceable sequel that is inferior than the first. Chow Yun-Fat is back as Ching, but now he's the main character now that his friend is gone. The violence is racked up, and a little on the over the top side. Chow Yun-Fat is good, but the movie only succeeds when the son has scenes with him or the prison escape scenes.

    A serviceable sequel that is inferior than the first. Chow Yun-Fat is back as Ching, but now he's the main character now that his friend is gone. The violence is racked up, and a little on the over the top side. Chow Yun-Fat is good, but the movie only succeeds when the son has scenes with him or the prison escape scenes.

  • May 01, 2011

    Quite the same as the first episode, with much more hope, but much more creamy.

    Quite the same as the first episode, with much more hope, but much more creamy.

  • Adam M Super Reviewer
    Apr 03, 2011

    This one is weirder and doesn't find moments of calm to be precious like the first one. Police brutality starts out so bad and so public, it's amazing they didn't shut down the whole prison. (In fact, the last second-in-command got canned for it.) Prison violence is much more deadly; they finally have shivs. The comic relief has downgraded to clown acting in the mix; it's not relief from the suspense, most of which comes from Chow Yun Fat's just barely not getting caught 10,000 times during a chase. Bad guys are more caricatures than before, although the wormy slime of Skull comes across vividly. The end of the movie has a very dark surprise that winks at you while holding out the noose.

    This one is weirder and doesn't find moments of calm to be precious like the first one. Police brutality starts out so bad and so public, it's amazing they didn't shut down the whole prison. (In fact, the last second-in-command got canned for it.) Prison violence is much more deadly; they finally have shivs. The comic relief has downgraded to clown acting in the mix; it's not relief from the suspense, most of which comes from Chow Yun Fat's just barely not getting caught 10,000 times during a chase. Bad guys are more caricatures than before, although the wormy slime of Skull comes across vividly. The end of the movie has a very dark surprise that winks at you while holding out the noose.

  • Feb 19, 2011

    Not nearly as good as the original but still worth a watch!

    Not nearly as good as the original but still worth a watch!

  • Anthony V Super Reviewer
    Jul 07, 2008

    Not quite as good as the first, with much more humor, but still worthwhile.

    Not quite as good as the first, with much more humor, but still worthwhile.

  • Apr 17, 2008

    ha, have tsui kam kong

    ha, have tsui kam kong

  • Mar 26, 2008

    movie is aqwesome better than the first one omg its soo kool!!!

    movie is aqwesome better than the first one omg its soo kool!!!

  • Oct 15, 2007

    See Prison on Fire 1 first, the second is just as good. Chow Yun Fat is a legend. Its all in house jail stuff, totally watchable with great characters.

    See Prison on Fire 1 first, the second is just as good. Chow Yun Fat is a legend. Its all in house jail stuff, totally watchable with great characters.