Best of the Best II

1993

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

20
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 4650

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Eric Roberts as Alex Grady
David Boreanaz as Security Guard
Chris Penn as Travis Brickley
Meg Foster as Sue MacCauley
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Reviewed by marieltrokan 9 / 10

The perversity of forced celebration gets taken to task by the celebration of forced pointlessness

Overcoming an embarrassment is a perfectly righteous ambition; the ambition of Best of the Best 2 however is that it's also correct to overcome embarrassment without being rewarded.

When embarrassment and when victory are part of the same situation, the logical truth is that the victory is not a victory and that the embarrassment is not an embarrassment. Instead, the victory is a defeat , and the embarrassment is a tribute.

The defeat of a tribute, is the tribute of a defeat - the celebration of a weakness. And it's then at this point that Best of the Best 2's story starts to make sense.

Celebrating a weakness, in actual fact, is a rational type of outlook on life. It makes sense to want to dwell on weaknesses. However, it's a correct part of the balance that celebrating a weakness isn't a reward: a reward is an objective, and it makes no sense for the celebration of a weakness to be an objective.

An objective is a future. If the celebration of a weakness is a future, that means that history is meant to create a weakness so that it can be valued. By definition, a weakness is something that's meant to be moved past - so it doesn't make any sense to live history in order to celebrate moving past something.

Because it's impossible, for history to conduct itself without celebration whatsoever, the balance is for the experience of tribute to be met with redundancy - the necessity of celebration gets dealt with by the relief and by the thankfulness of feeling redundant.

The perversity of forced celebration is balanced out by the celebration of forced pointlessness

Reviewed by Hi Ho 9 / 10

Great sequel

What a movie! I recently re watched the first movie since I remembered it from my childhood as a good one. I still was, and I also found that there have been three more movies made. I watched this second one and it is an absolutely great sequel. Great work with the story line and constantly cool. It was really raw (not for kids), and I think it needed to be. Loved the small part of the main bad guy from the original movie. Actors were fantastic and it was totally "feel good" all the way through. See the first one before you see this one, and enjoy!

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

A superior, hard-hitting sequel

I wasn't really a huge fan of the original BEST OF THE BEST. It came across as an adult version (but nonetheless family friendly) version of THE KARATE KID, complete with a team of adults competing in a karate championship. The stakes were low and there wasn't a whole lot of excitement to be had. What would I make of the sequel? The good news is that this is a VAST improvement. BEST OF THE BEST 2 jettisons the family-orientated nature of the first film to provide a bloodthirsty, hard-hitting sequel which plays out as a riff on Van Damme's KICKBOXER. There's an illegal fight tournament, death at the hands of a monstrous opponent, and revenge in mind. There's even some '90s-style B-movie action outside of the ring, complete with bloody shoot-outs and the like. It's a heck of a lot of fun.

Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee, and Chris Penn all return from the first film, although Roberts and Penn have relatively limited screen time. Rhee is the real star here and he holds his own in a series of brutally violent fight scenes. I love the over the top sound effects and explicit violence of these '90s fight flicks and BEST OF THE BEST 2 doesn't disappointment. The German Ralf Moeller (UNIVERSAL SOLDIER) makes for a convincingly tough opponent and the film as a whole is replete with violence and beatdowns.

The supporting cast contains appearances from a number of familiar faces, not least the unmissable Meg Foster (THEY LIVE) who contributes a cameo. Sonny Landham (PREDATOR) has a small but violent role as the man who trains the team. Simon Rhee, Phillip's real-life brother, also returns from the original, and Wayne Newton (LICENCE TO KILL) plays a weaselly fight promoter. Personally, I was more than happy to see Patrick Kilpatrick (ERASER) and Nicholas Worth (GABRIEL KNIGHT 2: THE BEAST WITHIN) in minor roles as thugs.

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