Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Summary: Agree with DAnton
i am not lazy but Danton and mr booth pretty much say it all. It's great to have a good cast in this movie and nostalga of past great hk movies are here to see.
But with so many elements going for it, strong cast, above average action, some laughs, the movie left me a little unsatisfied!! Perhaps its because it was a little predictable
Reviewed by: danton
I found the film mildly enjoyable. The spoofs of HK action cinema were good, especially the restagings of some famous actions scenes from films like Police Story, but the film took a downward drive whenever the Japanese cast members were front and center.
Yuen Biao has a nice role and even gets to display some of his skills in the extended training scenes and the confrontation with the Korean (?) martial artist Won Jin, who was so impressive in displaying the scorpion style in Operation Scorpio.
For anyone nostalgic of the kind of action movies HK doesn't seem to want to make anymore, this amusing hommage to the golden age of HK action cinema offers some nice chuckles and welcome cameos.
Reviewed by: MrBooth
A young (well, short) Japanese chef loves Hong Kong movies and dreams of being a movie star. Taking dreams a little too far, he packs up and moves to Hong Kong. He gets caught up in a typically villainous plot to cheat a busty heiress out of her fortune. This leads to much action, but mostly a lot of comedy.
Reviewer Score: 7
The movie is directed by Chin Kar Lok and features a mostly Cantonese cast and crew. It probably registered on most people's radars because it has a reasonably sized role for Yuen Biao, who doesn't grace the HK screens much these days. It's an affectionate spoof of Hong Kong action movies, with a lot of general goofiness mixed in. The plot is full-cliche ahead action movie nonsense, but quite knowingly so I presume.
With Chin Kar Lok directing and a cast featuring top martial artists Yuen Biao, Kim Won Jun and Ngai Sing, it's probably one of the best assemblies of martial arts talent for a movie in some time. I wonder why it took Japanese investment to bring such a project about? It's not wall to wall kung fu action throughout the movie though - there's only a few fight scenes, but a couple of those do feature some real kung fu! Woo hoo! Yuen Biao shows some moves, but its clear that he's not in the great shape he used to be. Kim Won Jun on the other hand is fantastic - it's great to see him getting involved in movies again. Ngai Sing almost steals the movie as the cool villain, but doesn't really get to show much kung fu prowess. I'm sure he's capable of much better, and out of the fighters present he looked like he's in by far the best physical condition right now.
Although the movie is a spoof of HK action movies, action isn't the main driving force. Like many HK movies, comedy is splashed liberally throughout. The comedy is very 'comic book' goofy slapstick humour, lots of "wacky" facial expressions and music. The first time I saw the movie it didn't click with me (perhaps because this is not what I was expecting), but on a second watch a few years later I found it to be genuinely hilarious much of the time. It helps to have seen part 1 inbetween - though the movies are very different, and feature no plot continuity, it did endear me to the diminutive Japanese star Takashi Okamura, which helped me enjoy part 2 more.
The movie isn't a classic, but does feature some decent action and some hilarious comedy. It lacks the compelling story of the first NO PROBLEM, but is much wackier and more high-energy, which may make it the more enjoyable of the two for some.
Reviewed by: AV1979
Summary: Absolutely hysterical
I loved this movie!!! Takashi Okamura can be hailed the Japanese version of either Stephen Chow or Nick Cheung. The supporting cast, Yuen Biao and Sam Lee, were outright funny. The action is excellent here, especially the fight between Yuen Biao and Operation Scorpio's Won Jin. If you have not see it...you gotta see it!!!