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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.

Director:

Hark Tsui (as Tsui Hark)

Writers:

Hark Tsui (story) (as Tsui Hark), Julien Carbon (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Moloch
Jon Polito ... King
Teresa Herrera ... Marco (as Teresa Maria Herrera)
Tyler Mane ... Thorn
Andrew Bryniarski ... Iguana
Scott Adkins ... Dr. Lang
Rob Van Dam ... Claw
Sean Marquette ... Raymond
Oris Erhuero ... Wolf
Robert Allen Mukes ... Snake (as Robert Bonecrusher Mukes)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Ross
Traci Lords ... Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Andy On ... Black Mask
Silvio Simac ... Troy
Blackie Shou Liang Ko 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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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 January 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Mask II See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$225,376 (Hong Kong), 17 January 2003, Limited Release
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Runtime:

(DVD) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Van Dam injured his knee while performing one of his own stunts. 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 Troldspejlet: Episode #29.13 (2003) See more »

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City of Masks
Written by Tracy Thomas and J.M. Logan
Performed by Tracy Thomas
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Better than expected
20 January 2003 | by jhs39See 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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