1. Force 2 is packed with action sequences and nothing else

Force 2 is packed with action sequences and nothing else

While John Abraham (and his glistening abs) put on a great show in Force 2, it's not enough to salvage the somewhat disappointing sequel to the 2011 hit.

By: | Published: November 18, 2016 1:37 PM
Force, Force 2, John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, action, Bollywood, tahir raj bhasin, Abhinay deo, ACP Yashvardhan, India news, agent KK The movie turns into a 2-hour rehash of every Hollywood action flick with long car chases and showers of bullets, leaving a vague sense of ‘Haven’t I seen this scene before?’ in its wake (Bollywoodhungama)

While John Abraham (and his glistening abs) put on a great show in Force 2, it’s not enough to salvage the somewhat disappointing sequel to the 2011 hit. The plot kicks off with the death of three Indian agents in China, one of whom is Inspector Yash’s (Abraham) best friend. In a bid to find the person responsible for his friend’s death, Yash teams up with the vacuous RAW agent KK, played by Sonakshi Sinha. In doing so, however, the pair finds that the answers they seek are a lot more trouble than they had initially bargained for. This trouble comes in the form of Shiv Sharma (played by Tahir Raj Bhasin), a low-level employee in the Indian embassy, who’s actually a mole handing out RAW secrets. From there, the movie turns into a 2-hour rehash of every Hollywood action flick with long car chases and showers of bullets, leaving a vague sense of ‘Haven’t I seen this scene before?’ in its wake.
The highs of the movie include Bhasin’s performance, which is reminiscent of his role in Mardaani, and the experimental point-of-view switch in the final action sequence of the film, which plays out like a first-person shooter game. The lows, aside from the plot’s predictability, include Sonakshi Sinha’s wasted character. Agent KK was an opportunity to provide this action flick with a gun-wielding and brainy female lead, but instead director Abhinay Deo is content to confine her within the role of a damsel in distress whose pseudo-feminist instincts go out of the window the minute she catches sight of a pistol.
And while chase sequences are the mandate of any action film, these chases go on for so long that it leaves the viewer jaded – Yash may be impervious to pain, but the audience isn’t impervious to these never-ending sequences. Still, Force 2 is worth a watch for hard core adrenaline junkies, who are able to overlook the fact that the storyline is just too forced (pun intended).

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