Shock Wave 2 (2020)

Starring and produced by award-winning actor Andy Lau (House of Flying DaggersInfernal Affairs, God of Gamblers), this film finds the actor playing former bomb disposal officer, Poon Shing-Fung.

Despite suffering from amnesia and the loss of his leg in an explosion five years ago, he still becomes the top suspect of a terrorist attack called Vendetta and must also evade the police and stop a terrorist group from destroying Hong Kong. That said, this movie is a new story and has nothing to do with the first movie, so you can come in fresh.

Directed and written by Herman Yau (the first Shock WaveIp Man: The Final Fight), this film debuted at the top of the global box office, grossing $63.9 million in its opening weekend.

Beyond Lau, one reason is the action choreography by Li Chung-Chi, the same man who is famous for The Legend of the Drunken MasterTwin Dragons and Rumble in the Bronx.

Also known as Shock Wave: Hong Kong Destruction, this movie starts with Hong Kong Airport exploding and only gets more action-packed as it moves to action scene to action scene. Lau is in his sixties but can still get you cheering for his high energy work, much less doing so much of it with just one leg (thanks to some solid CGI).

If you miss the old days of Hong Kong action, you may want to give this a try.

Shock Wave 2 is available on demand on Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, and other cable systems, as well as DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse and Sling TV.

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