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A Better Tomorrow has yet to arrive. Will it ever come?

《英雄本色》已经到来,它还会像之前的那样精彩吗?


An interesting film. This time Tsui Hark had more of a hand in the production. He included his friend Dean Shek into the movie and he employed his best action director (Ching Siu-Tung) to direct the over-the-top action scenes. John Woo wasn't pleased with this and he voiced his displeasure. The final rift came during the editing of the film. Tsui Hark wanted the movie to be under two hours so it could have more showings, John Woo wanted it to be an epic. Guess who one out? Say what you will about this film, the action scenes are pure Ching Siu-Tung. His wild action scenes made this movie. Mr. Tsui must have liked him a lot because he went on to choreograph the action scenes in The Killer (although he was credited with stunt coordinator the action scenes have all of his visual trademarks).

一部有趣的电影。这一次徐克参与了更多的制作。他把他的朋友石天也请进了电影,并聘请了最好的动作导演(程少东)来指导那些夸张的动作场景,吴宇森对此很不高兴并且表达了自己的不满。最后的分歧出现在影片的剪辑过程中。徐克希望这部电影不超过两小时,这样将有更多的放映时间,吴宇森希望它成为一部史诗。猜猜谁出局了?不管你对这部电影怎么看,动作场面都非常的干净利落,他那狂野的动作场面成就了这部电影。徐克肯定非常喜欢他,因为他接着编排了《杀手》的动作场景(尽管他被认为是一名特技协调员,但他制作出的动作场景拥有独特的视觉效果)。


Highly recommended.

强烈推荐。

The last film in the trilogy is the epic A Better Tomorrow III: Love and death in Saigon.

三部曲中的最后一部是史诗巨制《英雄本色3:夕阳之歌》。


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DJ Inferno
Even though "A Better Tomorrow II" is a pretty good sequel to its great predecessor, it is no masterpiece like "The Killer", but still much better than Woo′s awful Hollywood-garbage "MI:2"!!! Once more Chow Yun Fat′s giving an over the top performance, the gunfights are well choreographed and the score of Joseph Koo and Lowell Lo are real adrenalizers! This film doesn′t deserve the predicate "cult movie" and it will never reach the status of it, but nevertheless it′s a fine Hong Kong-actioner that lovers of Asian cinema should check out!

尽管《英雄本色2》是伟大的第一部的续集,也它不是《杀手》那样的杰作,却依旧要比吴宇森的烂片《MI:2》要好得多!!周润发再一次呈现出了他那精湛的演技,枪战是经过精心设计的,而Joseph Koo和Lowell Lo的配乐真的让人能够心潮澎湃!这部电影不应该被断言为“小众电影”(注:在某种小圈子内,极受推崇的电影,或者直接理解为cult 电影),它还远远没有达到“小众电影”的标准,但它的确是一部优秀的香港动作片,亚洲电影的爱好者应该去看看!

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A Far From Perfect But Satisfying Conclusion To The Original

这是一个远非完美,但令人满意的结果

MovieMaster95
After the movie 'A Better Tomorrow' became a big success around Hong Kong, a sequel was inevitable to happen. Most of the original cast return, including Chow Yun-Fat as Mark Lee's twin brother Ken.

电影《英雄本色》在香港大获成功后,拍续集就在所难免了。大部分原班人马都回归了,包括周润发饰演的小马哥的孪生兄弟Ken。

Taking place a few years after the events of the first film, we see how things are finally starting to look up. Ho is in prison but he's finally re concealed his relationship with his brother Kit, who has become a loving husband and soon to be father. But like the first film, things get bad real quick. Ho's former master Lung has been frxd for murder and even loses his mind as his life gets worse. He's sent over to New York to keep a low profile and to be looked after by Ken who owns a restaurant and lives there. Meanwhile Ho and Kit are working together to end the triad gangs.

第一部电影的事件过去几年后,我们看到了事情终于出现了好转。阿豪在监狱里,但他最终再次隐藏了他与阿杰的关系,阿杰已经成为一个可爱的丈夫,而且很快就要成为一名父亲了,但就像第一部电影一样,事情很快就变糟了。 阿豪以前的师傅龙四被诬陷谋杀,甚至在生活变得极其糟糕的时候,失去了理智。他被安排到纽约避风头,并由住在那里的餐馆老板阿坚照顾。与此同时,阿豪 和 Ki阿杰正在联手打击黑社会。

This is where the problem starts. The first film revolved around Ho and the people around him, but this film spends way too much time with Ken trying to get Lung back to normal. Ho and Kit's plot seems to delve deeper into the main story ark, yet they never seem to get enough scenes. Ken is pretty much similar to Mark although he may be a little darker and you can tell he's only in the film because of Chow Yun-Fat's character was so popular in the last film.

这就是问题的开始。第一部电影围绕着阿豪和他周围的人展开,但是这部电影花了太多的时间在阿坚试图让龙四恢复正常上。阿豪和阿杰之间的故事似乎才更能深入故事的主线,但他们的场景似乎并不是很充足。 阿坚和小马哥长得非常像,虽然他可能有点更加黑暗,并且你可以看出他出现在电影中,完全是因为周润发饰演的角色在上一部电影中非常受欢迎。

The film doesn't seem to make a huge continuation onto the first film either. Instead of being it's own story, it seems to just be an expansion of the first film, but not in a good way. We don't delve too much into the characters and they seem underused. The film is also known for having a sillier feel in a few scenes(Famous Rice Scene), but it didn't ruin the experience for me. These flaws are apparently due to disagreement between John Woo and producer/second writer Tsui Hark about the tone of the film, causing Woo to disown most of the film, except the end shootout. John Woo's original cut was around 3 hours and is rumoured to improve on some of the flawed moments. A version I hope will appear in some future release of the film.

这部电影在第一部的基础上似乎也没有进行很大的延续,这并不是一个独立的故事,它似乎只是第一部电影的扩展,但并不是以一个好的方式在进行。我们并没有过多地探讨角色,他们似乎没有得到充分的发挥。这部电影也因为有几个给人一种愚蠢的感觉的场景(著名的“米饭”场景)而出名,但这并不会影响我的体验感。这些缺陷显然是由于吴宇森和制片人兼编剧徐克对影片基调产生的分歧所造成的,从而导致吴宇森否认了除了最后枪战剧情的大部分内容,吴宇森最初的剪辑约为3个小时,有传言说这是为了改善一些不完美的镜头,我希望这个版本会出现在未来的电影中。


With many iconic scenes (The stairs scene being one), the film is a lot better than it gets credit for. The film is no masterpiece and doesn't compare to the first but it has its moments. Silly and flawed moments aside the film is actually quite enjoyable and as long as you keep an open mind, I think you'll enjoy this conclusion to the Better Tomorrow saga. Part 3 doesn't count!

因为许多标志性的场景(楼梯场景就是其中之一),这部电影要比它得到的评价好得多。这部电影并不是一部史诗级的影片,不能与第一部相比,但是它有属于自己的特色。抛开那些愚蠢和有缺陷的片段,这部电影其实很有趣,只要你保持开放的心态,我想你会喜欢这部《英雄本色》的结尾。第三部分不算!

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The best one of the two an adrenaline action John Woo's HK Classic sequel flick!

吴宇森执导的最经典、最刺激的香港动作片中的一部




What I love about this movie is: Chow Yun-Fat does not die in this movie he acted wonderful his different character Ken. Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung are back as the brothers from the first film which I am not sure but I have saw a lot of actors from The Killer in this movie. This movie was also filmed in New York which you can see Twin Towers from the distance before it was destroyed in 9/11 terrorist attack. John Woo made one of his best action debut and making a perfect shots with the camera of this film. I admitted I am not a the biggest fan of the first and the third movie but this one surprised me which I loved it. In my opinion this film is better than the original. Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung's characters Ho and Kit are actually more well written than they were in the first. I hated it how Kit was treating his older brother beating him in the rain, treating him like a peace of garbage I hated that. In this film we see Kit's love and compassion toward his older brother Lung. Both of their characters were well written.

我喜欢这部电影的原因是:周润发在这部电影中并没有死(注:意思就是这部电影中还有周润发),他扮演了一个与众不同的角色阿坚。我不确定的是狄龙和张国荣是否依旧作为兄弟,从第一部电影中回归,但在这部电影里,我看到了许多《杀手》里的演员。这部电影也是在纽约拍摄的,在911恐怖袭击之前,在这里你可以从远处看到双子塔,吴宇森完成了他最好的动作处女作之一,用这部电影的镜头呈现出了一部完美的画面。我承认我不是第一部和第三部电影最热衷的粉丝,但这一部真的让我非常震撼,我非常喜欢它。在我看来,这部电影要比原版(第一部)好。狄龙和张国荣扮演的角色阿豪和阿杰,实际上比第一部要好得多,我讨厌阿杰对待他哥哥的方式,尤其是在雨中打他哥哥的那部分,我讨厌他把自己的哥哥当成垃圾那样对待。在这部电影中,我们看到阿杰对他的哥哥狄龙的爱和同情,他们俩的性格被描述的都非常的贴切。

This film is about a counterfeit dollars that are produced in the business and a new boss from Ho took over Lung Sei's business while framing Lung for a triad gang member's boss murder which he did not committed in which Lung had to flee to America New York, but his daughter was killed. The plot is about a revenge: Lung Sei (Dean Shek), Ho (Ti Lung) and Ken (Chow Yun-fat) are taking revenge against new triad boss Ko Ying-pui (Kwan Shan) and his group of army killers. Lung Sei want's revenge for the murder of his daughter Peggy (Regina Kent), Ho want's revenge for Kit's (Leslie Cheung) murder and Ken want's revenge for his restaurant in New York that has been destroyed. That is the film about. It has a lot of action and kick ass scenes and it also has a human emotional portrayal from the actors.

这部电影讲地是:关于一个伪造和生产美元的业务,一个新老板从阿豪接管了龙四的业务,当时他被一名三合会团伙的老板设计了谋杀罪名,但他并没有犯下这一罪名,他不得不逃往美国纽约,但他的女儿被杀了。剧情讲述了一场复仇:龙四(石天饰)、阿豪(狄龙饰)和阿坚(周润发饰)向新黑帮老大高英培(关山饰)和他手下的一群杀手进行复仇。龙四想为他的女儿晓晖(简慧真饰)被谋杀而复仇,阿豪想为阿杰(张国荣)被谋杀而复仇,阿坚想为他在纽约被毁的餐厅而报仇。这就是这部电影的主题,它有很多动作和精彩的场景,也有来自演员的人类情感写照。


Overall: This flick get's a perfect 10 by me. Chow Yun-Fat and Leslie Cheung's screen time was beautiful shot, well written and acted perfectly. Theme score from the first movie was also beautiful, the action scenes where incredible. They don't make action movies like this one today. This flick is far way better than John Woo's Once A Thief. With Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Hard Boiled, Paycheck and The Killer would be a Better Tomorrow II my sixth John Woo favorite film that I love to death.

总的来说:这部电影对我来说是完美的10分。周润发和张国荣的银幕时间是都非常的完美,剧本写得也很好,表演也都非常完美,第一部电影的主题曲也很动听,动作场面也相当精彩。现在他们已经不拍这样的动作片了。这部电影比吴宇森的《纵横四海》要好得多。继《铁拳》、《断箭》、《硬汉》、《片酬》和《杀手2》之后,吴宇森的《英雄本色2》是我最爱的第六部电影,到死也要爱的那种。

A Better Tomorrow 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo. A follow-up to its popular predecessor, A Better Tomorrow, the film stars returning cast members Chow Yun-fat, Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung alongside new cast member Dean Shek. The film was released in Hong Kong on 17 December 1987.

《英雄本色2》是一部1987年的香港动作片,由吴宇森编剧和导演。继广受欢迎的上一部电影《英雄本色》之后,这部电影的演员阵容包括回归的周润发、狄龙和张国荣,以及新演员石天。这部电影于1987年12月17日在香港上映。

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The final showdown steals the movie

最后的决战抢尽了整部电影的风头


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For fans of John Woo or the Hong Kong action thriller

献给吴宇森或香港动作片的粉丝

wandering-star
Chow Yun-Fat is back, teaming up the cop "Kit" and ex-con "Ho" to deal some serious whup-ass on a gang of thugs, for killing their friend's daughter.

周润发又回来了,他与警察阿杰和有前科的阿豪联手对付一帮暴徒,因为他们杀死了他们朋友的女儿。

This one's not John Woo's best but it's still great in the genre of HK cop movies. The first half is not as good as the second, with some plot holes and kind of weird scenes establishing the state of mind of their friend (whose daughter was killed). Not to give anything away but - you will see what I mean.

这并不是吴宇森电影中最好的一部,但对于香港警匪片来说还是很棒的。前半段没有后半段好,一些情节上的漏洞和一些奇怪的场景,最终造成了他们的朋友(他的女儿被杀了)的心理崩溃。没有透漏出任何的信息(我相信大家会明白我的意思)。


The final gun battle at Ko's mansion is phenomenal - it gives Scarface a run for its money in terms of body count and ropes of blood splashing on walls. I love Woo's explosive style of close gun battles and over-the-top carnage. I mean, is it really necessary, once pumping 2 lethal rounds into the bad guy's chest thus assuring his death, to empty the clips from both handguns into him as he is staggering back? Better Tomorrow II states emphatically - YES!

最后一场枪战发生在高天培的豪宅里,场面非常壮观——从死亡人数和墙上飞溅的血迹来看,和《疤面煞星》有的一拼,我喜欢吴宇森对充满爆发力的近距离枪战和夸张的杀戮镜头的演绎。我的意思是:真的有必要向那些能够确认死亡的坏蛋胸口补射两发子弹吗?在他摇摇晃晃地往回走时,把两支手枪的子弹都射向他吗?《英雄本色2》强调-是的!

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Misses the Mark, in too many ways

在很多方面都没有做到最好

mjscarface
The first 'A Better Tomorrow' was a stunning, kinetic and emotional roller-coaster that changed the face of HK cinema. The success of ABT meant a sequel and some bright spark decided that Chow Yun Fat (whose character was definitely quite dead at ABT's finale) should make a return.

第一部《英雄本色》是一部震撼人心、充满活力和情感的过山车式电影,改变了香港电影业的面貌。《英雄本色》的成功意味着续集的出现,一些亮点决定了周润发(他饰演的角色在《英雄本色》的最后一幕绝对是死了)应该回归。



As far as the action goes, there are no complaints here. The finale is top-drawer chaos on behalf of John Woo and at least gets a great build up sequence to lead into it. But the story focuses on characters and subplots that, to be frank, are mostly irrelevant. Before you criticise me, I love Woo's other work. But saying 'this is a John Woo film' and that 'action is the priority' would do a disservice to the original, which may have changed action cinema, but always kept in mind the story and characters at hand.

就动作部分而言,这里没有人会抱怨。对于吴宇森来说,最后的结局是凌乱的,至少需要有一个很好的序列来引导它。但这个故事的重点是人物,坦率地说,次要情节大多是无关紧要的。在你批评我之前,我想说:我喜欢吴宇森的其他作品,但是如果说“这是一部吴宇森的电影”以及“动作优先”可能会对第一部有所伤害,第一部虽然可能忽略了动作镜头,但却总是能把故事情节以及人物特征留在观众的脑海当中。

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Not one of the good Woo flicks

在吴宇森的电影当中,并不是一部很好的电影

jrj512
I am a fan of John Woo movies, especially The Killer, but this movie just did not do it for me.

我是吴宇森电影的粉丝,尤其是《杀手》,但是这部电影并没有达到我的要求。

Although it is no fault of the movie maker, the subtitles on the DVD were poorly translated, but the biggest problem was that it seemed as if the director and actors were just going through the paces. All of the shots seemed very trite and many seemed cut-off. It was so bad that I almost wonder if I got some kind of junky version of the movie, especially since it has gotten so many good reviews. (For the record, it got it from a reputable vendor.)

虽然这不是电影制片人的错,但DVD上的字幕翻译得很差,而且最大的问题是,导演和演员似乎只是在走过场。所有的镜头看起来都很老套,很多镜头看起来都很过时。它是如此的糟糕以至于我几乎怀疑我看的是某种垃圾版本的电影,尤其是它已经得到了这么多的好评。(声明一下,这些都是从一个有信誉的供应商那里得到的。)

I do not know if this is a result of the movie's poor editing, but the story seemed very shallow as well, especially for a Woo flick. The passion that Woo's characters usually have was completely missing in this movie, but as I said before, I think the problem was poor editing. What really topped it off, though, was the whole twin-brother bit. That is such a cheap shot, but I should have expected it since I was wondering how Yun-Fat Chow would have a role in the sequel.

我不知道这是不是电影剪辑不当造成的结果,但是这个故事看起来也很肤浅,尤其是对于一部吴宇森电影来说。吴宇森塑造出的角色的激情在这部电影中已经找不到了,但正如我之前所说的,我认为问题在于剪辑不当。不过,最让人兴奋的是这个双胞胎的故事,这是一个性价比很高的安排,但我应该料到它,因为我一直在想周润发会在续集里扮演什么样的角色。