窃听风云2

22 12 2016

English title: Overheard 2
Rating: PG
Running time: 121 minutes
Now out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Some info:
1) Wikipedia
2) IMDB Profile

While the title seems like a sequel, taking it from a movie released not too long ago, and starring the same main leads, it is not really a direct sequel as you might expect. It uses the same ‘title series’ and main leads, but it’s a totally different story and the roles these men play are vastly different too. The thing that is ‘consistent’ is that the element of eavesdropping and tapping in secretly remains, though I felt it is not as deep like the first movie.

Of course, there is still some key to these overhearing of secrets and conversation and it is an important deciding factor in the way the story unfolds and develops, most of it is about the relationships between the various groups of people and how their acts to seek what they desire come to clash and conflict. It still has the dark tinge of nature in its story, and how forces can work behind the scenes to move things along. Oh, it also involves business/finance and stocks once again, as it probably is a more ‘controversial’ source of money and power with lots of secrets that are preferably not made known.

The ending is once again not the prettiest of outcomes, but I felt it can be considered more ‘peaceful’ than the first movie. I wouldn’t want to spoil it too much here, as it is part of the enjoyment while watching. It is not difficult to grasp and understand either, so one should just give it a look and enjoy the movie. At least, it was a pretty comfortable watch for me. My take: 6.5/10

p.s. the poster is actually pretty interesting. Hmm…

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