A commando of retired US SEALs must invade an island in North Japan from where a rogue ex-SEAL menaces to launch a nuclear strike against the US. Because of a leak of natural gas, fighting is restricted to blade weapons.
Lieutenant Casey Sheppard, US SEAL, (Michael Worth) takes exception to the useless brutality of his chief Frank Ratliffe (Damian Chapa), during a search and destroy mission. Later, back to their army base in Okinawa Island, Japan, it's obvious they are interested in Sensei Matsumura's (George Cheung) twin daughters, the daring Nikki (Karen Kim) and the coy Kamiko (Karen Kim in a double role). Frank goes on a date with Nikki and sometime later Casey finds her corpse, and sees Frank in the process of hiding evidence of a murder-for-rape crime. Three years later, Frank Ratliffe is a criminal operating from a former Russian island, who has turned against his own SEAL corps and about to kidnap Dr. Jane Burrows (Kate Connor), a physicist scientist, to force her help him getting two nuclear bombs ready for a strike against the United States. Backed by an army of dozens of killers, plus Sophia (Sophia Crawford), a sexy expert with the saber, and Borris (Velizar Binev) the scarf strangler, he ... Written by
US SEALS 2 is a far cry from its predecessor and delivers a surprisingly witty script, and pays homage to more than a few classic movies. The setting of a Russian island surrounded by methane-gas (precluding the use of gunfire) is reminiscent of "Enter the Dragon" as in the fact that the ex-SEAL turned terrorist (Chapa) surrounds himself with a martial arts army. It is up to his team leader (Worth) and a group of martial artists whom he puts together to stop Ratliffe and his army before they can destroy a major city. Throw in a few plotpoints akin to "The Rock", a little bit of "Broken Arrow", a great and very talented crew and you have a pure bit of enjoyment.
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