Production Company: Beijing Century Media Culture
Distributor: The H Collective, Well Go USA Entertainment
Cast: Wu Jing, Frank Grillo, Celina Jade, Wu Gang, Hans Zhang, Ding Haifeng, Chunyu Shanshan
Director: Wu Jing
Screenwriters: Wu Jing, Dong Qun, Liu Yi
Producers: Jiang Ping, Zhao Haicheng, Li Yang, Zhao Jianjun, Xu Zhiyong, Jing Defu, Liu Kailuo, Deng Hao, Wu Yan
Director of photography: Peter Ngor
Production designers: King Man Lee, Wang Ligang
Editor: Kai Fa Cheung
Composer: Joe Trapanese
Starring, directed and co-written by Wu Jing, Wolf Warrior full movie 2 is even bigger and bolder than its predecessor. The movie’s genre doesn’t work its favors, but the genre fans will definitely relish this near-constant barrage of elaborate set pieces.
Wolf Warrior Full Movie 2 is about Leng Feng (Wu Jing), a former Chinese Special Forces operative, living a quiet life in Africa after having left his unit under unfortunate circumstances depicted in the previous installment. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t ready to spring into action when necessary. Feng is apparently by any Africans that he has contact, even when he beats them at drinking games.
He doesn’t hesitate to get involved when the country is wracked by a civil war and invaded by a group of bloodthirsty American mercenaries led by Big Daddy (Frank Grillo). Feng also strives to protect the local Chinese community, since the Chinese government is apparently helpless to intervene due to internecine rules of international engagement.
The plot of Wolf Warrior Full Movie 2 has involvement of an epidemic of a deadly disease, and of course, it would be a Chinese doctor (Celina Jade) going to find a cure. Still, Wolf Warrior Full Movie 2 is basically an excuse for a relentless series of action sequences featuring martial arts combat, gun battles, car chases, a tank battle and pretty much anything else you can think of. The star’s charisma is enhanced by his athletic prowess, which makes the hand-to-hand combat particularly arresting, especially a brutal brawl between him and Grillo that provides a fitting climax.
In the movie, Grillo doesn’t have much to work on, he just need to be looking sinister while smoking a cigar and issuing such commands as “I want that son of a bitch!” in American accent. American audience maybe putting off by the relentless Chinese jingoism on display. Although, to be fair, it seems a fair price to pay for such American movie characters as Rambo.
The breathless pacing leaves viewers no time to ponder the plot holes or think about character development. The two-hour running time results in overkill fatigue. The outtakes during the end credits, just like Jackie Chan’s style, indicate that the movie must have been a lot of fun to make, at least when the performers weren’t getting hurt. In case fans were worried, a post-credits sequence sets up the inevitable sequel be entitled as Wolf Warrior 3.