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Warriors of Virtue 2: The Return to Tao

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Pointless, low-budget sequel is unoriginal, violent.

Movie PG 2002 90 minutes
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Although there are moments of excitement in some of the martial-arts sequences, the bottom line is that WARRIORS OF VIRTUE 2: THE RETURN TO TAO is a pointless, low-budget sequel. The Warriors of Virtue in the original movie, kangaroos, are nowhere to be found. Almost every line of dialogue is cheesy, and all attempts at humor in said dialogue are hackneyed and groan-worthy. Although the characters are supposed to be outside in the land of Tao, the land of Tao looks like a very cheap studio warehouse with plastic trees and dim overhead lighting. It would have been better if they'd taken advantage of being on-location in Beijing and simply filmed everything there.

Also, the very end of the movie is a near carbon copy of the very end of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. All the skilled martial arts in the world cannot overcome the flimsiness of the story, the cheap production values, and the uneven acting in this movie.

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