Director: Herman Yau
Writer: Herman Yau, Erica Li, Eric Lee (Screenplay)
Starring: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, Ni Ni, Kwan-Ho Tse, Ron Ng, Tak-Bun Wong, Raymond Chiu, Zhang Yang
Plot: When a bomb went off unexpectedly during a police operation to disarm it, Poon Shing-Fung, a bomb disposal officer, got caught in the blast and thus lost one of his legs. Poon decided to leave the police service. Three years later, the police suspect Poon, who was found in a coma at the spot of a terrorist bombing attack, of being involved in several bombing attacks in the past two years. Poon can hardly remember his past and even his own identity due to Post Traumatic Amnesia. He plans to escape to find out the truth. Meanwhile, knowing the terrorist organization’s schemes of destroying Hong Kong landmarks, Poon, as the key person between the police and the terrorist organization, would possibly save or destroy lives of the innocent civilians in the city.
Runtime: 2 Hours
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Shock Wave 2 starts when we meet bomb disposable expert Poon Shing Fung (Lau) who on his latest job with his partner gets seriously injured, losing a leg, building his road to recover, leaving the police force along the way.
5-years after the incident, Hong Kong finds itself under attack by a mystery bomber, with most of the clues pointing towards Poon Shing Fung, only he doesn’t have any memories of what has happened, as he looks to find the truth about his place in the battle between the police and a terrorist group.
Thoughts on Shock Wave 2
Thoughts – Shock Wave 2 is not a direct sequel to the original, but will dive into the similar lives of bomb disposal officers, taking things in a different direction by injuring one of the officers, which would see their career ended, the battle against terrorists is still going on, with the bombs becoming even more destructive. We have a bigger plot which will offer up plenty of questions about how officers who get injured should be treated, as well as how they might be seen as threats with their skills. This is one that is looking to make the most of the bigger action sequences, trying and succeeding in giving us massive action set pieces, with massive explosions throughout. this is a film that will get extra respect for not holding back on everything we see, while keeping us on edge with the battle to see who is behind everything.
Final Thoughts – Shock Wave 2 Massive movie that doesn’t hold back on anything.