Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy 使徒行者2：谍影行动 (2019) - Hong Kong
Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)
One of the best thing about the sequel to the atrocious “Line Walker” is that this film have nothing to do with the original and apart from a few familiar faces and TVB investments. “Line Walker 2” smartly revokes the John Woo and Ringo Lam bloodshed and brotherhood action genre, meaning we get non-stop action display going across Hong Kong, South East Asia and Spain. With quality action direction from Chin Ka Lok and brilliant paced by director Jazz Boon and the all star Hong Kong cast of Louis Koo, Nick Cheung and Francis Ng, this is the action blockbuster summer film that will keep action fans rejoiced.
Nick Cheung plays the trio of cops caught in the midst of a war against terror in Hong Kong and internationally. Teaming up with fellow cop mentor and boss played by Francis Ng in his channelling mode and rather intense Louis Koo as the suspected “black” cop. The film is as much about blood brotherhood as it is about rounds and rounds of over the top gun plays with plenty of style and flair. Jiang Peiyao provides the female presence is adequate as the computer hacker caught in the troubles.
All in all, “Line Walker 2” is suitably fast paced with plenty of interesting stunt play and action to fill the gap of old school action movies that we have seen so many in the 80s and 90s. It is a good thing as films like these can easily be mundane and not offer a lot. Here, we get intense performances from the trio of Best Actors playing their heart out with brotherhood in mind. It may not be entirely original, but for a summer action blockbuster, it more than fills that void.
I rated it 7.5/10