Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Chuck Norris is back! A one-man time bomb set to explode!
Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Not a very good follow up but..... it does have one of the most definitive ass whipping's ever produced for the big screen.
Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris died 20 years, Death would rather die than tell Chuck Norris that....
If Death is afraid to tell Chuck Norris is death....how can a mere mortal dare tell Chuck Norris that this is not a great movie...
Carinho especial por este filme, moldou-me como pessoa!
Part of FebWARary 2013 and a late-night HBO staple when I was a kid.
For my money, probably a more entertaining watch than the first, but "better" is relative. "Missing in Action 2: The Beginning" goes back to the beginning (hey, just like the title!) of Colonel Braddock's time as a POW. He probably was captured because at the time he just had a mustache instead of the power of his full beard.
B-movie politics, sentiment and action with no apologies.
A better film than the first entry. Surprising, considering this was allegedly going to be the first movie in the series but Cannon felt the 'sequel' was stronger and therefore released it first. MIA 2 plays out like a prison flick, with a sadistic warden, vile henchmen and lots of psychological warfare. It all gives way to a fairly enjoyable third act once Norris breaks loose and gives 'em hell.
It's nice that the sequel didn't just try to rehash the "Rambo" action of "Missing in Action", but it does rehash most if not all of the prison camp cliches. It's an enjoyable if not particularly memorable action film.
Deliriously bad. And I thought PARADISE ROAD was the most preposterous POW film ever.
Better than the first.
Possibly a superior film to its predecessor, this one is a prequel that puts Chuck back in the POW camp he escaped from, and matches him up with a mean villain. It’s much more in keeping with the other Cannon films of the time, and has a pretty good climax, despite the fact that it could have been a little tighter overall.