MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2 aka FAR CRY 2 (2013) Reviews and overview

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Mysterious Island 2 – aka Far Cry 2Gu dao jing hun 2 and 孤岛惊魂 2 – is a 2013 Chinese horror feature film directed by Rico Chung. It stars Deng Jiajia and Leung Wan-yi.

The film is largely unrelated to the plot and cast of Mysterious Island (2011), but shares the producer, director and many of the same crew. It was released in China on January 26, 2013 but did not perform well at the box office taking approximately a fifth of the receipts of the first movie.

In present day Bangkok Zhou Qing (Deng Jiajia) tells her psychiatrist (Leung Wan-yi) about recurring nightmares involving a female ghost and a killer lorry on a highway.

Zhou’s younger sister Zhou Xi (Deng Jiajia) finds Zhou Qing missing and on looking for her finds her house deserted and full of horrific paintings and newspaper clippings about a murder spree. There she meets Zhou Qing’s boyfriend, taxi driver Zhang Lai (Julian Chen), who is also looking for her.

Zhou Xi receives a garbled call from her sister, saying she is on K61. Zhang Lai says the road, which is known as Death Highway because of the large number of casualties on it, is on a deserted offshore island, and the two of them set out to find Zhou Qing.

En route, Zhang Lai explains that the house Zhou Qing was living in was the scene of the murder spree. They stop to pick up Black Dragon King (Wei Yuhai), a Buddhist priest friend of Zhang Lai…



” … as the script abandons any attempt at coherence, and the direction, jazzy camerawork and feverish editing follow suit, the only mystery about this Island is how it ever came to be thrown together in the first place.” Derek Elley, Film Business Asia

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