Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

1985

Action / Drama / Thriller / War

39
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 6039

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Cast

Chuck Norris as Colonel James Braddock
Steven Williams as Captain David Nester
Soon-Tek Oh as Colonel Yin
1080p
1.44 GB
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

Exciting prequel dealing with Vietnam prison camps , it stars the incomparable Norris' Colonel Braddock as liberator

The picture focuses Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) aboard a helicopter which is down . He is imprisoned , along with various Vietnam soldiers (Steven Williams , John Wesley..), by a hideous and sadist POW camp chief warden (Soon-Teck-Oh) and underlings (professor Tanaka..) . The tough Braddock continuously attempts to free the prisoners held captives and they receive numerous tortures and sufferings in charge of the concentration camp wardens and their evil ruler .

The screenplay of the movie is plain and simple . It's a predictable routine and formula actioner film . It's all obvious , unconvincing and overblown . However if you appealed the first part , you'll probably love this picture . It deals upon horrible conditions of prisoners and grueling efforts of the meager band of captives to survive , confronting starvation , mistreats , rampage and continuous violence by hitting , punches , lashes , knocks and incredible tortures . Storyline is a bit ridiculous , embarrassing and shallow , it concerns on prisoners trying to escape and subsequent revenge executed by Braddock as a headstrong and reckless Colonel . In the wake of : ¨Uncommon valor¨ (directed by Ted Kocheff) and ¨Rambo II¨ (by George Pan Cosmatos) and Norris imitating to Silvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as one army man , shooting and killing numerous enemies

The film results to be the second installment from a trilogy , concerning the first ¨Missing in action¨ (made by Joseph Zito) on Braddock accused of war crimes by a Vietnam general and he then escapes to free inmates ; this second part (directed by Lance Hool , the first one 's producer) about tortures and Braddock suffering in a prisoner camp , and the third part (directed by Aaron Norris , Chuck's brother , who in 'Missing in action 1' was the stunt coordinator) upon looking for his wife after downfall Saigon . Filmed back to back with Missing in action (1984) , this picture was supposed to be released first . However , when ¨Cannon¨ realized the second film was the better of the two , they released it first and re-titled this movie as a prequel . The three films contain ominous and villain enemies played by oriental actors (James Hong , Soon Teck Oh , Aki Aelong) with offensive racial stereotypes . Nice support cast formed by Steven Williams (TV L.A. Heat) and Professor Tanaka (a wrestler who possessed incredible strength) who was arguably the successor to Harald Sakata (Golfinger) as the archetypal Asian henchman . Appropriate musical score by Jay Chattaway and adequate as well as atmospheric cinematography by cameraman Joao Fernandez , filmed on location in Philippines . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Lance Hool , also producer . Rating : Average but entertaining . The motion picture will appeal to Chuck Norris fans .

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

Prequel about Vietnam prison camps with the incomparable Norris' Colonel Braddock as liberator

The picture focuses Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) aboard a helicopter which's down . He's imprisoned united to various Vietnam soldiers (Steven Williams , John Wesley..) by a hideous and sadist POW camp chief (Soon Teck Oh) and underlings (professor Tanaka..) . The tough Braddock attempts continuously to free the prisoners held captives and they receive numerous tortures and sufferings at charge of the concentration camp wardens and their evil ruler .

The screenplay of the movie is plain and simple . It deals upon horrible conditions of prisoners and grueling efforts of the meager band of captives to survive , confronting starvation , mistreats , rampage and continuous violence with hitting , punches , lashes , knocks and incredible tortures . Storyline is a bit ridiculous , embarrassing and shallow , it concerns on prisoners trying to escape and subsequent revenge executed by Braddock as a headstrong and reckless Colonel . Filmed back to back with Mising in action (1984), this film was supposed to be released first . However , when the producers realized the second film was the better of the two, they released it first and named this film a prequel . It's a predictable routine and formula actioner film . It's all obvious , unconvincing and overblown . However if you appealed the first part , you'll probably love this picture . In the wake of : ¨Uncommon valor¨ (directed by Ted Kocheff) and ¨Rambo II¨ (by George Pan Cosmatos) and Norris imitating to Silvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as one army man , shooting and killing numerous enemies . The movie belongs to a trilogy , in the first Braddock only frees prisoners , in the third film he looks for his disappeared wife after Saigon downfall . The three films contain ominous and villain enemies played by oriental actors (James Hong, Soon Teck Oh , Aki Aelong) with offensive racial stereotypes . Fine support cast formed by Steven Williams (TV L.A.Heat ) and Professor Tanaka (a wrestler who possessed incredible strength) who was arguably the successor to Harald Sakata( Golfinger) as the archetypal Asian henchman . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Lance Hill , also producer . Rating : Average but entertaining .

Reviewed by Chromium_five 8 / 10

Chuck Norris takes over Vietnam, part 2

The opening scene of this movie shows Chuck Norris getting shot down in a helicopter while sporting a mustache, but no beard. He is then captured and taken to a prison camp. Little do his captors realize that the more facial hair Chuck Norris develops, the stronger he becomes.

Many people are of the opinion that this is inferior to the first movie, including the producers, who filmed the two back-to-back and decided to release this one later. I have to strongly disagree. While the first one was more like a Blake Edwards comedy than an action movie, this one shows off some surprisingly brutal torture scenes and a general air of nastiness, all for the better when Chuck decides to take matters into his own hands. I am not in a position to say whether the Vietnamese are really the demonic beings they appear to be in this movie, but after enough scenes of Colonel Yin's cruelty, the only political opinion the average viewer can hold is that Chuck needs to beat the sh*t out of this guy. Chuck indeed appears to be genuinely disturbed throughout the thing, to the point where you want to take him aside and tell him that it's just a movie. Watch carefully his face in the scene where he jumps out of the treetops in order to knife two soldiers--it is not the face of an actor. It is the face of a madman. It is a face of murderous rage. He really intends to kill these people. Whether or not this is a good thing is for you to decide, but it is certainly impressive. The jungle action as Chuck goes psycho is undeniably good, and a lot of work has been put into making sure the characters are as dirty and sweaty and bloody as possible, making the whole viewing a wonderful experience.

You may notice the soundtrack is done by Brian May--not the Queen Brian May, but the Brian May who wrote the music for the first "Mad Max." This is only the second soundtrack I have encountered by the man, and his music has definitely not improved--it is as blustery and overblown and inappropriate for the specific scenes as it was in "Mad Max." The only downside to an otherwise sublime movie.

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