SPL 2: A Time for Consequence is a sequel in name only to 2005's Saat po long, also known as SPL: Kill Zone. There is no real connection to the previous film, other the return of actors Wu Jing and Simon Yam, who are playing different characters than they played last time around. The film focuses primarily on the two parallel stories of wrongfully prisoned undercover cop Kit and desperate prison guard Chai.
One thing that can be said without a doubt about SPL 2 is that is has some very excellent martial arts fight scenes, particular the film's epic final battle. However, all this action comes at the end of a somewhat slow two hour crime drama, which wastes many of the talent that is in the film, particularly Simon Yam, who is almost reduced to being a punching bag. While SPL 2 is worth checking out for the action scenes, the rest of the film is not too appealing.
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