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Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002)

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The Black Mask must stop a group intent on setting off a DNA bomb that could cause mutations to the human race.


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Marco (as Teresa Maria Herrera)
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Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ...
Sergeant (as Ko Shou Liang)


Genetic modification means Black Mask has superhuman fighting and healing powers. He is searching the world for top geneticists who might be able to reverse his mutation, which has stolen his ability to feel emotion. His maker, whom he's running from has an amateur rival in this sequel though. Someone is hybridizing the DNA of top pro-wrestlers with that of animals, making them stronger and deadlier. But the process is turning the wrestlers (Iguana, Chameleon (Traci Lords), Snake, Wolf, and Claw) slowly more into animal killers, than human-beings. Black Mask tries to help the wrestlers but their boss has plans for BM himself. Written by

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

9 January 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Black Mask II  »

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$225,376 (Hong Kong) (17 January 2003)


$418,860 (Hong Kong) (24 January 2003)

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City of Masks
Written by Tracy Thomas and J.M. Logan
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Better than expected
20 January 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I had pretty much heard nothing good about Tsui Hark's English language sequel to the Jet Li vehicle Black Mask. That coupled with the fact that most of Tsui Hark's films since Chinese Feast have been disappointing and largely incoherent, there wasn't much reason for optimism. (I used to be a huge fan of Hark's films but I couldn't even sit through Legend of Zu). Black Mask 2 is a comic book flick that recalls, sometimes self-consciously, other bigger budget Hollywood flicks such as X-Men, Spiderman and The Crow. I don't see any reason why fans of the genre wouldn't enjoy this. It's very fast paced, genuinely goofy and mostly fun. It's even got a decent script, at least compared with the impossible to follow Time and Tide and Legend of Zu, which made me think Hark had completely lost any story-telling abilities he had once possessed. The wrestlers turning into monsters might make more sophisticated viewers wince, but this seems to be aimed at a solidly adolescent audience, and anyone who finds entertainment value in pro wrestling or in rubber monster fare like ULtraman or Power Rangers should get a huge kick out of this. Don't watch expecting a classic like Once Upon A Time IN China and you will likely have a good time.

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