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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Moloch
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King
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Marco (as Teresa Maria Herrera)
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Thorn
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Iguana
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Dr. Lang
Rob Van Dam ...
Claw
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Raymond
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Wolf
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Snake (as Robert Bonecrusher Mukes)
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Ross
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Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
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Silvio Simac ...
Troy
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ...
Sergeant (as Ko Shou Liang)
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Storyline

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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

9 January 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Mascara negra 2: La noche de bestias  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$418,860 (Hong Kong) (24 January 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

'Raymond Wong Ho-Yin' and Louis Koo were considered to play Black Mask, before Hark Tsui settled on newcomer Andy On. See more »

Goofs

As Moloch is escaping from the guys outside the storage facility, he turns into his animal form. He then goes back to the hotel room, where Dr. Marco Leung is trying to work on a cure to his condition, and on a close up of Moloch you can see his real iris' behind the fake cat eye lenses he is wearing. See more »

Connections

Featured in Intergalactic Combat (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

City of Masks
Written by Tracy Thomas and J.M. Logan
Performed by Tracy Thomas
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Unnecessary negativity towards an all-around good film
30 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why there are so many negative comments on this movie. Just watched the DVD last night, and in my opinion it was great. The effects were done nicely, the wire work is great, and Jet Li not reprising his role of the Black Mask is entirely forgivable. The only gripe I have really it took me some thought after watching the movie to figure out what animal Claw was bonded with.

Yes, it departs from the original's style, but aren't you getting tired of sequels that are just the same movie with different villians? That would kinda get like the Megaman (Rockman) video game series.... still entertaining but you've already seen it.

In all the movie was excellent, aside from the oh-so-slightly cheesy costumes when the animalists "turned" which for the most part aren't noticeable (slow-mo wasn't a good idea for a few scenes).

Those of you that are being so negative towards this movie, in my opinion, would have liked the flick a lot better if you hadn't seen the first, but I could be wrong.


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