Main Plot Points:
- The explosive sequel to the Asian action hit of 2001, Friend 2: The Legacy picks up 17 years later as Joon-seak is discharged from prison to find his gang has been taken over by a treacherous new leader.
- As he plots to regain power, he is confronted with younger, more ruthless gangsters in what has become the region s most power crime organization, as well as a rival gang whose blood-drench violence knows no bounds. This stylish, noir thriller is a classic addition to the annals of gangster filmdom.
What We Thought:
- Friend II: The Legacy is yet another solid Asian crime drama. Seriously, Asia is pumping out some of the best dramas around.
- I’ve never seen Friend, the first film in the series, but it wasn’t difficult to follow along to this sequel.
- This one isn’t a home run or anything, but it’s still good. There’s some great action scenes and the story is easy enough to follow along to.
- It reminded me of the Outrage/Beyond Outrage series so if you liked those, you should like this. It’s a good mix of story, violence, action, characters and direction.
- If you saw the first film, you should definitely check out Friend II: The Legacy. If you like Asian Crime Dramas, you should like this as well. Man can the Koreans make solid flicks.
- Making of Friend II: The Legacy
- Cast & Crew Interviews
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Yoo Oh-Sung
- Joo Sin-Mo
- Kim Woo-Bin
Recommended if You Like:
- The Suspect
- Outrage/Beyond Outrage