George 'Iceman' Chambers is back - in prison that is. After being released from prison, things went downhill for the former champion. He even has to starr in Vodka commercials. When you think things can't get any worse, he gets knocked out in his hotel room and drugs are planted in his bible. Ofcourse the police finds out and if you think they will give him a fair trial: think again. It doesn't take long for Chambers to be back in prison - again - where 'luckily' for him, Uri Boyka is in for a fight.
Actor Ving Rhames is replaced by Micheal Jai White. If you've seen the first movie you might notice a huge difference between the two actors. So huge it might even bother you. Not only in character, but also the small things: like his tattoos. With the disappearance of the tattoos, has the magic gone too? I can tell you with a straight face: no. There might be even more magic in this one.
Uri Boyka is the perfect villain. He is bad, he's a damn good freefighter and he's got a huge ego. What more do you want?
Even though I think the first movie is better, the sequel shows some better camera work. It seems director Isaac Florentine (who also directed 'Desert Kickboxer', 'ninja' and 'undisputed 3') was a damn good choice.
Instead of boxing, this time the movie evolves around free fight. Chambers seems to be a real talent; in a short amount of time he masters some awesome kicks and perfect throws. It might be me, but I get the feeling Isaac Florentine wants you to think of Chambers as the 'hero' in this story. His character is still as stubborn and arrogant as he was in the first movie, but it just doesn't feel that way. There could be loads to it: It could be due to the impression you get by Micheal Jai White (Ving Rhames looks more 'badass') or the director could've wanted it this way (every movie has its hero). And ofcourse: whatever you do or say, people will never get the real intention you had while making or doing it. So whatever the reason is, we might never know and If it was any other random movie, I might have found that quite annoying, but not with Undisputed.
The fighting scenes are fast, hard and explosive. Boyka jumps around with high speed and seems to combine it with his massive strenght. It doesn't look good voor Chambers, who is only used to fight with his hands. Fortunately, he gets help in training. Will he be ready to beat Boyka? Or will Boyka victoriously win from the former boxing champion?
If you are planning on watching Undisputed 2: last man standing, I strongly advise you to view the first movie before you do so. It might get you to be a tiny bit annoyed, but it does tell you more about George 'Iceman' Chambers and where he's coming from.
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