The guys definitely have smaller roles to play in this one! And especially Piotr Stramowski, who had such a prominent role in the former, but apart from one intro bust scene he's not very present at all, mostly just there to support his wife, and daughter, and to keep things rolling. Because this time: it's all about the women.
So after the initial bust scene we move onto a different kind of bust scenes, and follow the lives of a group of truthfully tough women as they go about their lives, both within and outside the police force - and sometimes both. As with the earlier movie everyone's fates seem to interweave and make for a somewhat messy, but at the same time very authentic-looking tale of life. And the elaborate schemes the criminals resort to in these movies is another very authenticating thing. Some of this could be real... maybe all.
They're still not adverse to nudity or gore, and though those scenes aren't many the movie has a refreshingly uncensored atmosphere that way. It feels real. The new main nemesis, 'Sugar', played by Sebastian Fabijanski, puts on a great role too, and we get to see a few re-occurring faces from the prior movie too, at the end unexpectedly also Fear, who contributes some appreciatively crude comedy to an otherwise serious and savage film, where some of the humor probably doesn't pass translation, and character relations and dialog comes across just as tough as the action.
Maybe I'll learn a thing or two about Poland if I keep watching these though! And I hope they'll be making more. So far I'm enjoying every one, and the enhanced female presence here isn't a bad thing either.
All walks of life. All types. Expendables to Mercenaries. This seems to be one of those types of movies. Unfortunately, there's still plenty of lose ends, like whatever happened to the rest of the gang when Sugar meets his old comrades in a field of blood. Good watch.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle