Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)

Return To A Better Tomorrow?
Another Wong Jing Movie?
Really Bad?

No! Yes Many people hate Wong Jings movies and this title taken from the popular A Better Tomorrow series by John Woo. But this movie doesn’t star Chow Yun-Fat or Leslie Chung. Wong Jing uses fresh faces such as…Ekin Cheng, Chingmy Yau, Ben Lam and even Michael Wong…

Ekin Cheng plays Tony Chun, a triad leader with a heart. After being framed for possession of some bad drugs, soon Tony is forced to leave Hong Kong. Leaving behind his girlfriend, Chili (Chingmy Yau). Now staying Mainland China for the mean time. Meanwhile we find out it was Brother Lui Wei (Tony’s Triad Boss, played by Ben Lam) who framed him and is now attempting to kill him with help of one his henchmen; Holland Boy (Ngai Sing, also known as Colin Chou).

One of Tony’s low ranked followers; Lobster (Lau Ching-Wan) has an interesting side story. Lobster, aloving father to his little girl, Little Lobster! After being released from hospital, his greeted by Tony and his wife. Although Lobsters wife seems to have lost interest in him and her daughter, after finding out that she covered her daughter in cuts and bruises. Lobster realizes that she is cheating on him and beaten his daughter. Lobster doesn’t take this easy…I wont spoil the rest of the subplot for you.

Many people aren’t impressed with this movie, some saying Wong Jing has scrapped up all of John Woo’s ideas from the original Better Tomorrow films. Although I like the film for its cast, the film shows great stars, before they hit the big time. Some of the gunplay is over exaggerated, for example; When Wei sends a group of bikers to kill Lobster. The bikers kill off two of Lobsters men, the gun fire is noticeably exaggerated.

Although the finale of the film is memorable and very dramatic. Another words it kicks some ass.

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