Wong Jing (王晶) and Manfred Wong’s (文雋) latest collaboration, Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔：江湖新秩序>, is slated to open in Hong Kong cinemas on January 10. Directed by Daniel Chan (陳翊恒) and starring Him Law (羅仲謙), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Paul Wong (黃貫中), Jazz Lam (林子善), and Sammy Sum (沈震軒), the Category III film is a remake of nineties classic, Young and Dangerous, which in turn is adapted from the Hong Kong comic book series, Teddy Boy.
The film begins with the death of Dai Tin Yee’s (Dominic Ho 何浩文) younger cousin, Mei Ha, who was raped and killed by Mongkok’s “King of Drugs” after she suffered from a drug overdose. Dai Tin Yee and his best friends Chan Ho Nam (Him Law), Chicken (Oscar Leung), and Pao Pei (Jazz Lam), attempt to kill the drug king to avenge for Mei Ha’s death. Unfortunately for the gang, the drug king is a follower of one of Hung Hing triad’s most powerful leaders, Ugly Kwan (Sammy Shum). Embarrassed with the drug king’s deed and wanting to save his tarnished reputation, Ugly Kwan passes down orders to have Ho Nam and his gang killed.
Attacked by Ugly Kwan’s men, Chan Ho Nam and his gang decide to ask Brother B (Paul Wong), Ugly Kwan’s strongest rival within Hung Hing, for help. After going through a series of wit battles with B’s assistant Big Head (Philip Ng 伍允龍), Ho Nam finally succeeds to have a council with Brother B.
Brother B expresses that he will only be interested in helping Ho Nam if he and his friends manage to recruit at least one hundred followers into his circle the next three days. After witnessing Ho Nam preventing Dai Tin Yee and Pao Pei recruit a group of primary school preteens, Brother B begins to see a noble side of him, and ultimately decides to help Ho Nam and his friends.
Brother B gets help from Hung Hing dragon leader, Chiang Tin Sang (Pal Sinn 單立文), who finally asks for Ugly Kwan to forgo his chase on Ho Nam and the gang. Realizing that he is losing favor from the big boss, Ugly Kwan seduces Tin Sang’s girlfriend Anna (Winnie Leung 梁敏儀) and successfully convinces her to help him get rid of Tin Sang.
With the help of Anna, Ugly Kwan kills Tin Sang. Anna then frames Brother B for murdering Tin Sang, and in the process of escaping prosecution, Ugly Kwan murders Brother B and his family. His obstacles now overturned, Ugly Kwan ascends to become Tin Sang’s successor in Hung Hing.
When Ho Nam is considering giving up his gangster lifestyle, he is notified of Brother B’s death. Ho Nam and his gang confront Ugly Kwan at his celebration banquet….
Violent Scenes from “Young and Dangerous: Reloaded”
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.