Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Triad Election


Johnnie To's follow up to Election, finds Lok (Louis Koo) nearing the end of his term as chairman. His godson, Jimmy (Simon Yam) wants to go legit and improve his business ties with mainland China. Majority of the Wo Shing triad  heavily favor Jimmy as the next chairman. Interestingly so does the Chinese government in the hope of brokering peace on the streets of Hong Kong. But Lok wants to buck tradition and force a re-election. And so the blood letting begins in this  crime thriller that favors stylistic grittiness over substance.

Rating: * * +

2 comments:

wenerd said...

bugger, i kind of remembered having watched the first part and on searching found that i had and reviewed over here - http://negativeslens.blogspot.com/2007/09/election.html

think we should keep both reviews on

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

You have given it a * and I have given it a * * *. :-) Abbas has fucked with your mind!