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Sha Po Lang II: A Time For Consequences is the 2015 sequel to Sha Po Lang which stars all new characters and has an all new plot.

Kit (Wu Jing) is a cop who's sent by Wah (Simon Yam) to infiltrate an organ trafficking syndicate run by the evil Hung (Louis Koo). He is however thrown into prison, where he meets the cruel head warden Ko Chun (Max Zhang) and guard Chatchai (Tony Jaa), who is looking for a bone marrow donor for his daughter Sa. As it so happens, the donor is none other than Kit himself. And meanwhile, Hung is also looking for a donor that so happens to be his own brother (Jun Kung).

Garnered positive reviews and has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The cast also regard their experiences on the film fondly, with Tony Jaa saying many times that he enjoyed the process very much.


Contains examples of:

  • Action Duo: Kit and Chatchai in the ending.
  • Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene: A few.
    • Hung talking to Wah and threatening him.
    • Sa meeting Kit at the hospital.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Implied very subtly in the case of Sa. There are a few pieces of evidence of this:
    • The wolf she sees at the end looks very similar to the wolf in her dreams, hinting she may simply have hallucinated seeing the wolf. Therefore what seems like Conspicuous CG may actually be a hint to this.
    • She manages to use emojis to communicate with another person of Down Syndrome, which suggests that this form of communication is taught to those with the syndrome and therefore Sa.
  • Arc Words: "The wrong things happen at the right time." Kind of describes the plot well in one sentence.
  • Asshole Victim:
    • The unnamed thugs that try to kidnap Hung at the ferry terminal that are killed offscreen by unknown persons.
    • Ko Chun, the evil prison warden and scumbag who is willing to let innocent people get killed.
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    • And of course the Big Bad Hung who kills many people for profit.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Ko Chun is the prison warden of the Thailand prison and a skilled fighter.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Part of his skill comes from analyzing, memorizing, and countering the fighting styles of his opponents.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Ko Chun, who shows up for a fight in a fucking tuxedo.
  • Badass Normal: Ah Zai, Hung's henchman who is capable of killing cops and taking on the main characters.
  • Being Good Sucks: Kit gets involved in drugs while investigating the organ trafficking syndicate, which causes consequences when it is revealed to donate his bone marrow he needs to be drug free for three years, and Sa has only maximum six months left.
  • Benevolent Boss: Ko Chun is perhaps one, as he gives Chatchai money for his sick daughter, but it seems to be reserved only for the guards who completely follow his orders without question. The moment Chatchai rebels as a result of his conscience, Ko Chun has no problems torturing him.
  • Big Bad: Hung, the leader of the organ trafficking syndicate.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The organ trafficking syndicate is destroyed, the bad guys are all dead and Sa is saved. But many cops died to achieve this, including a very young guy who probably just joined the force, and Wah's superior.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted. There are many doses of blood and gore throughout.
  • The Brute: Ah Zai, who's big and strong and only shows up for a few scenes.
  • Call-Back: A few to the original:
    • Ah Zai killing Wah's cops is similar to how Jack from the first film killed the cops.
    • Ah Zai fighting Kit here is similar to the original's alley fight scene, except Wu Jing isn't playing the evil knife dude this time. The same mournful theme from the first battle's conclusion even plays over the conclusion of this one.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Many examples:
    • Ko Chun's tie is used to kill him in the finale.
    • The translation app that Sa uses is used by Kit to tell Chatchai that he is the bone marrow donor the daughter needs.
    • And of course, Ko Chun analyzed Kit and Chatchai's fighting styles during their scuffle earlier, and he puts them to good use kicking their asses when they team up against him.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Ko Chun does this to Kit, and intends to do so to Chatchai.
  • Contrived Coincidence: The bone marrow donor for the sick daughter is the prisoner no one likes.
  • Cop Killer: Ah Zai, who kills multiple cops trying to protect his target.
  • Death by Irony: Kit kills Ko Chun with his tie, a symbol of his power.
    • Also, Hung, the leader of an organ trafficking syndicate, needs an organ from his brother because his condition is so rare and dies after the doctors and nurses have fled during the fight.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The opening scenes indicate Chatchkai is the film's main character, but the story revolves around Kit, with him actually receiving a lot more screentime.
  • Destination Defenestration: Ko Chun intends to do this to Kit, but Chatchai manages to save him.
  • Downer Beginning: Kit, a cop who's acting as a mole, is forced to take drugs and smokes repeatedly in order to further investigate an organ trafficking syndicate operating unchecked for years. It gets better, though.
  • The Dragon: Ko Chun, for Hung.
  • Dramatic Irony: The audience knows early on that Kit is the organ donor Chai is looking for, but they both don't know. Even worse when they fight each other multiple times over the film not knowing this.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Played straight. Kit has to wait three years before he can donate organs to Sa because of it.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After a lot of fighting and going through a lot, Chatchai finally provides his daughter with a bone marrow from Kit.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Some of the syndicate members are visibly uncomfortable when they have to kidnap a pregnant woman.
  • Final Boss: Ko Chun, the evil prison warden.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The police fail to discover they're being followed by Hung's henchman Ah Zai.
  • Forced into Evil: Chatchai, who's trying to find a bone marrow donor for his daughter, is forced to take up the prison security guard job to earn enough money.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Hung, the Big Bad.
  • Genius Bruiser: Ko Chun - he not only has the reflexes and power to beat Kit and Chatchai into a pulp, but he also knows how to counter their fighting styles and time his blows perfectly.
  • Genre Shift: Rather than being a drama, this sequel is a lot more action based.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: A few examples:
    • In the opening, we don't see exactly what happens to the poor kidnapped woman except her heart being placed into a bag. Somewhat justified, as if that were shown it would raise more than a few questions.
    • The syndicate members that abduct Hung's brother get killed offscreen.
    • Averted with Ah Zai massacre of the cops, as fingers are sliced off.
  • Hellhole Prison: The prison that Kit is thrown into.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ko Chun is killed by his own tie.
  • Implacable Man: Ko Chun easily counters Kit and Chatchai's moves when fighting them individually. Even when fighting the two at the same time, he more than holds his own and pulls out the needles when it looks like he's at a significant disadvantage. And when he's thrown out of a window, he still hangs on to Kit and Chatchai and only dies when he's pulled by his tie, strangling him.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Ko Chun's weapons of choice are sharp knitting needles.
  • Invincible Villain: Ko Chun again. During his 1v2 against Chatchai and Kit, he mostly had the upper hand, and had to be strangled by his own tie just to kill him off. No amount of teamwork, crazy strategy or reflexes could stop him.
  • I Owe You My Life: It is revealed to be Ko Chun's relationship with Hung, as Hung saved Ko Chun from certain death many years earlier.
  • Knife Nut: Ah Zai, Ko Chun, and to a certain extent, Kit.
  • The Last Dance: Hung is a man who is dying and needs a new heart that only his brother can give due to their extremely rare blood condition.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Wolves in Bangkok? Lampshaded by Sa.
  • The Mole: Kit starts the film as one, but his cover is quickly blown during a botched job.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Wah leaves the target at a supposed safe house instead of giving it to Hung, causing his team's deaths. Justified as Wah needed it as a bargaining chip.
    • Not justified in the case of Wah's superior, whose attempt to reach the safe house leads to them being followed by Ah Zai.
  • No Brows: Ah Zai, which acts to heighten his creepiness as the psychopathic right hand man of Hung.
  • One-Man Army: Kit and Chatchai on the heroes side, and Ah Zai and Ko Chun on the villains side.
  • The Oner: The prison fight scene, which is beautifully shot and must be seen to be believed. The behind the scenes featurette reveals it to be an actual Oner.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted with Wah who quickly finds out at the hospital that Hung is actually the guy trying to kill the target. Played straight with the others, who are either unskilled, somewhat stressed out or just trying to adhere to the book.
  • Red Filter of Doom: At the beginning, the opening is in red, which represents the organ trafficking trade.
  • The Reveal: That Kit is the bone marrow donor Chatchai has been looking for.
  • Sequel Escalation: There is much more at stake here, and the violence is not as muted.
  • Sequel Goes Foreign: Most of the film takes place in Thailand.
  • Soft Glass: Averted and played straight at multiple occasions.
  • Undignified Death: Kit kills Ah Zai by breaking his leg.
  • Villain Opening Scene: The first scene shows a woman being captured and killed offscreen by Hung's organ trafficking syndicate.
  • You Have Failed Me: On hindsight, Black Dragon and his associates are killed by unknown persons because of this.


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