Entertaining kickboxing film that outdoes the original
Lunar Strain | United States | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you that don't know, the Bloodfist films are the "Friday the 13th" series of kickboxing/karate flick as the shear number of these (their are 8!) outnumber any other series in the genre. I'm still in the process of viewing them all and of what I've seen, Bloodfist II is one of the best of the series and I even found it to be better than the original. The first film ripped off Bloodsport and this sequel rips off Enter the Dragon as Don "The Dragon" Wilson is kidnapped along with other champion fighters and taken to a remote island where they are forced to fight in gladiator style matches. The fighting scenes wer staged better than the first film and they were also more brutal. Though apparently Wilson plays the same character from the first film, his character doesn't appear to be the same as he is more tough, stern, and overall more likeable as an action character. Overall I found this be a highly entertaining B-Grade action flick that is sure to please fans."
Better than the 1st
dominion_ruler | Carolina, USA | 08/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bloodfist 2 again stars Don "The Dragon" Wilson, along with an array of real-life martial arts world champions. Compared to the first Bloodfist (which was made only a year before this one), there is not much of a story, but the amount of action makes up for it greatly.
Jake Ray, now retired from fighting, goes to the Philippines to help his friend Vinny who has been captured by a man named Su. It becomes nothing more than a trap for Jake and a group of world class fighters, brought to fight in Su's own private tournament for his audience of guests. Su owns a group of his own fighters, including Vinny, who are on a special steroid and can't feel any pain when fighting.
Bloodifst 2 is packed with action (mostly fight scenes) from beginning to end. Unlike the 1st Bloodfist, the scenes are much better choregraphed and more realistic. The tournament is a lot better in this film too, lasting a good 20 minutes straight with fighters of a variety of styles and abilities. Some of the fights even get a little dirty - smashing heads into walls, using pipes, and a few bone-breakers.
Again, don't expect a story with this one and there is no suprise ending or any kind of twist of fate. Fortunately, it ends well on the action note. If you want an easy going movie with lots of well-choreographed fights, Bloodfist 2 is right up there."