Kung Fu Mahjong 2 is a Hong Kong action film that follows a young housewife and her adventures in challenging her womanising husband and his lover in a high-stake Mahjong tournament.
This film was released in the year 2005 and features 97 minutes of classic Hong Kong cinema, action and adventure.
Castand Crew of the Film
Kung Fu Mahjong 2 was directed by well-known director, screenwriter, producer, actor and presenter, Wong Jing, who has been considered a big influence in Hong Kong cinema over the last few decades. Wong Jing is most commonly known for his success achieved in films that follow the addictive theme of gambling, such as the original God of Gamblers – a movie that in actual fact broke Hong Kong’s all-time box office record after it was released in 1989.
Produced by Ivy Kong and written by Fung Keung, this film was the first sequel to Kung Fu Mahjong. It featured quite an interesting cast, including Cherrie Ying who plays the female lead, Fanny, and her philandering husband who is played by Terence Yin. Other members of the cast include Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Wong Jing, Wong Tin-lam and Sammy Leung.
Kung Fu Mahjong 2 Plot Overview
Kung Fu Mahjong 2 follows on from the tale of Auntie Fei and Chi Mo Sai, with Yuen Qiu and Yuen Wah returning to play their roles from the earlier film, Kung Fu Mahjong. This sequel is based on the life of an extremely skilled mahjong player by the name of Fanny. Fanny is a young housewife whose husband, Johnny, refuses to let her give in to her tile-clicking addiction.
In a sudden twist of events, Fanny is heartbroken when her womanising husband falls in with the ruthless gambler that goes by the name Demon and she is sent packing. After Fanny finds out that her ex is now dating Demon’s sister, whose name is Curvy, she appears defeated and loses touch with her once-prominent skills in mahjong.
Refusing to admit defeat, and with the help of her mentor named Three Tiles, Fanny decides to rise up and take on the challenge of playing the couple in a King of Mahjong tournament. Three Tiles is well trusted and is known for schooling the great Auntie Fei, as well as the trainee called First Love.
With the help of her mahjong mentors, as well as Auntie Fei’s husband Chi Mo Sai, Fanny ultimately regroups just in time to take on Curvy, Johnny and even Demon at an extremely thrilling and ultimately climatic mahjong tournament.
Release and Critic Review
Released by Mega-Vision Pictures in the year 2005, Kung Fu Mahjong 2 was not as popular, and in fact barely competed with the Box Office sales of the first film. This film was given a rating of 5.5 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database and was given 60% by Rotten Tomatoes.
Critics have said that this film has been both loved and hated, with Cherrie Ying’s performance in her starring role said to have been that of a dedicated performer who managed to carry the film with girlish charm and magnetism, while others criticised the indecent racist jokes that were masqueraded as humor.