Hard Target 2

2016

Action / Thriller

78
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 2577

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Scott Adkins as Wes Baylor
Rhona Mitra as Sofia
Robert Knepper as Aldrich
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1hr 44 min
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Reviewed by joerg-nezmeskal 7 / 10

Decent B Movie but far from the original Hard Target

If you are a fan of Van Damme's "Hard Target" or Action movies in General you should see this one. It's not right up there with the original, lacking the style of John Woo and the Charisma of Van Damme but it makes up with great Locations (can't see all those movies shot in the same Areas of Eastern Europe or Canada any more), good Action setups (lots of shootouts and explosions) and a pretty fine cast. You have to give the Producers and the director credit not just to cash in on the Name of a hidden nostalgic Action gem but coming up with a pretty good flick, they seemingly invested a good amount of Money and work in. Oh, and Rhona Mitra is in it *swoon*.

Reviewed by Bob Rutzel 7 / 10

Hard Target #2, Not as good as Van Damme & Hendericsen original

Retired MMA fighter Wes Baylor (Scott Atkins) is given a chance to fight in Myanmar for 1-Million Dollars. He sort of retired after killing his best friend in a championship bout. When he goes there, he discovers there is no fight, but instead he will be the hunted. He is given a million dollars in rubies and can keep them if he makes it to the border. He sees the 7- men and one woman, Sofia (Rhona Mitra), who will be hunting him along with Aldrich (Robert Knepper) the so- called fight promoter. Let the games begin.

This is, of course, a variation of the Most Dangerous Game, but here Baylor will be hunted down with a GPS locator, long range rifles, hi-tech crossbows- with lights-, knives, swords, stun guns, pistols, jeeps, drones, motorcycles, and helicopters. (Didn't see any hand-grenades) Along the way he meets Tha (Ann Truong) a pretty jungle girl, whose brother is missing and she suspects he is being hunted and is hiding from Aldrich.

The fighting, stunts are simply brutal but outstanding. (Remember this is just a movie) Atkins as Baylor isn't given the wry comedic quips as a Bond, James Bond is known for. No, we see him as deadly serious as he is literally fighting for his life. Well, now for Tha's too.

The photography and cinematography are outstanding. The acting all around is good and the pacing is fast and furious.

Robert Knepper who will be forever known as Tea Bag from that Prison Break TV series did good as the boss of this gang of hunters and, at times, he was able to inject some morbid humor into this. He has a good way of doing that.

The only complaint I have is why, why , why would Baylor leave guns and knives on the ground after he kills one of the hunters and runs away? Why indeed.

Overall this was pretty exciting. The ending kind of left me thinking there might be a Hard Target 3 and maybe, just maybe we will see a more animated Baylor with some humorous quips. Could happen. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes, not much.

Reviewed by zardoz-13 5 / 10

Lackluster Sequel

Scott Atkins survives "Hard Target 2," but this straight-to-video sequel isn't as challenging as the John Woo original. Having said that, I would also say that Atkins is a better actor that most give him credit, and straight-to-video helmer Roel Reiné is probably the best in the business at directing fare such as "Dead in Tombstone," "Death Race 2," and "Marine 2." "Hard Target 2" squanders gorgeous actress Rhona Mitra, who is a vision in black leather wielding an assortment of weapons, but she does have a terrific death scene. Reiné and "Act of Defiance" scenarists Matt Harvey & Dominic Morgan with "Swimming with Sharks" scribe George Haung keep our embattled hero roughing it from start to finish. Wes Baylor (Scott Atkins) kills his best friend, a competing MMA fighter named Landon (Jamie Timony), when he delivers a spinning head kick that allows him to triumph over him. Only after he has celebrated his success does Wes realize that he has killed him. Afterward, Wes can only find fights in Asia where he runs into slimy Aldrich (Robert Knepper of "Transporter 3") who has a deal for him. The haul that Wes is promised will set him up for life, but Wes gets the surprise of his life. He has to elude several hunters armed with weapons of every description through the jungles of Mynmar. Aldritch gives him a water bottle and a bag of rubies as payment and sends him packing. Near the end of this R-rated actioneer, Atkins gets his hands on an assault rifle and takes out dozens of bad guys. Along the way, the hunters fall prey either to Wes or natives who have been used in the hunt. Knepper makes a good, solid villain who doesn't have a qualm against killing innocent bystanders. The jungle scenery and the high stakes pursuit is strictly average. Reiné does double-duty as lenser, too, so these outlandish shenanigans are beautifully shot. The script has no surprises and there are no reversals worth mentioning. Altogether, Scott Atkins deserves better movies.

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