Lu Ding Ji II: Zhi Shen Long Jiao
1992 / 93m - Hong Kong
Action, Comedy
Royal Tramp II poster


March 01, 2007


Royal Tramp II is one of those films that looks like light entertainment, but is in fact way more demanding than you'd give it credit for. Not that this is a very cerebral or deeply emotional film, but you better keep your wits about you because there's a lot to digest in a rather short amount of time.

Jing Wong and Stephen Chow equals high-paced comedy. The plot is pretty complex, with lots of intrigue, revenge, scams, theft and shifting balances. Jokes are pretty random, there's a ton of dialogue to go through and the performances are extremely energetic. Everything is turned up to 11 from start to finish.

The comedy is an acquired taste and it's a bit hit-and-miss, but Chow has great presence and if you're familiar with Hong Kong comedy this is definitely one of the better ones. The cinematography is pretty cool too. Characteristic, but it gives the film that extra bit of flair. Don't watch this if you want a quiet evening, but if you're in the mood for some madcap Hong Kong humor, it's a solid choice.