Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (2019)
Directed By: Jazz Boon
Starring: Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Kg
Synopsis: In this action spectacle, a car crash sparks a war between local police and an international terrorist organization. After Superintendent Yip (Francis Ng) and Inspector Ching (Nick Cheung) arrest a hacker named Yiu involved in the accident, the two police officers are suspected by Superintendent Cheng (Louis Koo) as double agents. Clues lead the three officers to the far foreign soil of Myanmar and Spain, but as the investigation continues the lines between who is good and evil become blurred. This sequel to the critically-acclaimed and box-office smashing Line Walker (2016), starring three award-winning actors, continues to explore the emotional world of heavyweight police action.
Review: The Asian action scene is on fire right now, constantly churning out brilliantly filmed and gripping action movies. Hollywood needs to take note. Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy is no exception.
Louis Koo seems to be knocking hit movies out the park these days, the man is an unstoppable force. Upon catching the trailer I knew this movie was right up my street. I found myself hooked the whole time. I didn’t find myself reaching for my phone or distracted. All the characters were likeable and throughout I was trying to figure out who was who and if any of them were double agents. The movie had twists all the way through and they were cleverly done. Nick Cheung really stood out for me, he reminded me of this generations Chow Yun Fat, he had the white suit, shooting two guns and I’m near sure I seen white birds fly across the screen when he was walking down the street at one point, I found myself rooting for his character throughout.
On the action side of things there wasn’t too many fist fights, but there are some awesome gun fights throughout that would make Jon Woo proud. The first shootout was on a motorway which had Louis Koo and Nick Cheung battling waves of henchmen, it was quite a tense battle scene. The finale takes place in Spain during the Bull Chase event was top notch and packed with action, suspense, twists and some very surprising events. The movie is a fast paced action thrill ride, one of the best action movies this year. The movie is what I would imagine a collaboration between Jon Woo and Michael Mann would be like.
I would fully recommend this to anyone!! If you love classic movies like the ’95 hit Heat, or if you like the Mission Impossible franchise, it’s a cert you will love this. I know I will be watching it again.