Watch Black Mask 2: City of Masks
- 1 hr 41 min
Black Mask 2: City of Masks is a 2002 action-packed film directed by Tsui Hark, starring Andy On, Tobin Bell, and Jon Polito. It is a sequel to the 1996 film Black Mask, which follows a former government agent, Micheal Lee (Andy On), who becomes a masked vigilante, Black Mask, to take down a criminal organization known as the Syndicate. In Black Mask 2: City of Masks, the story takes place in the futuristic city of Hong Kong, where a new drug called ''QR'' is sweeping the streets, making users hallucinate and turn violent. The drug is laced with a nano-technology that enables the Syndicate to control the users' minds, turning them into zombies that will do their bidding. Micheal Lee is living a peaceful life until he discovers that his friend, Dr. Marco Leung, who developed the ''QR'' drug, has been kidnapped by the Syndicate. The Syndicate seeks to extract the nano-technology from his brain to create an army of super soldiers to sell to the highest bidder. With the help of his friend, Yik (Terence Yin), Lee dons the Black Mask again and sets out on a mission to save his friend and stop the Syndicate from destroying the city. Along the way, Lee encounters a new villain, the German (played by Tobin Bell), a homicidal genius who has developed a new technology that puts the nano-technology of the ''QR'' drug to shame. He seeks to create an army of soldiers who, like himself, are virtually indestructible. The German is a formidable foe who proves to be a tough match for Lee. Adding to Lee's setbacks, he must also deal with the interference of the evil and corrupt military general Wisely (played by Jon Polito), who seeks to use the nano-technology for his own purposes. Meanwhile, Lee's world is rocked when he discovers that Dr. Leung's daughter, Tracy (played by Carmen Lee), is alive and wants revenge on the Syndicate for the death of her mother. Tracy is a skilled martial artist in her own right and joins forces with Lee to take down the Syndicate and rescue her father. The action sequences in Black Mask 2: City of Masks are fantastic and fast-paced, full of gunfights, hand-to-hand combat, and high-octane chase scenes. The use of futuristic technologies and gadgets in the film adds an extra layer of excitement to the already adrenaline-packed fight scenes. The fight choreography is well done and showcases the skills of the actors who perform their stunts and martial arts moves themselves. The characters in the film are also well portrayed, with Andy On bringing intensity and charisma to his role as Black Mask. Tobin Bell is a delightfully deranged villain as the German, and Jon Polito adds a sense of uneasiness as the despicable military general. Carmen Lee is a strong and independent female character who holds her own in the fight scenes and adds a touch of heart to the story with her desire for revenge on the Syndicate for her mother's death. Overall, Black Mask 2: City of Masks is a fun and exciting action movie that delivers on all fronts. It is a well-executed sequel to the original Black Mask and manages to surpass it in terms of visual effects and action sequences. The film is a must-see for fans of the genre and anyone who loves a good old-fashioned action flick.