wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
As inane as an action film can get. It's fight to have a relevant story is futile because it is nothing more than the usual sequences of chase sequences.Read more
Sure, Sonakshi Sinha looks refreshingly menacing. Her action sequences in the trailer catch your eye and retain your attention for the length of the trailer. But, will it do that 50+ times over for the feature length film? I have my reservations.
On the other hand, Force makes me look forward to the villain of Force 2 – that one was smart and atypical. Even so, it feels like I am hanging on to straws. For all you know, a sequel will be a sequel will be a sequel.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Movies with a social message either seem like the social message is squeezed into a story that the writers had in mind or the other way around. With Force 2 you can't make out which came first. I wish I could say that it meant the social message flowed seamlessly in and out of the story. Nope, the non-existent story comes about towards the fag end of the film. Till then it is only one chase sequence after another.
I guess we can take this as an encouraging trend – the lady's character in an action film is a sidekick rather than the usual pretty prop.
If only the chase sequences had anything novel about them. It seemed like we have an action film, we have Budapest with all its beautiful roof-tops, so how can we not have a rooftop chase sequence. With an exception or two, there is no creativity in the other action sequences too.
The thriller story is more or less a non-story. The villains intentions and motivations aren't something that hook us any more, are they? Sure, at least the villain here is two steps ahead of the hero so we are to wonder what he has up his sleeve. But, it never reaches a crescendo where you can't wait to find out or be bothered if you don't.
For all the talk of “why are you surprised to find a woman at the job?” talk, RAW agent KK (Sonakshi Sinha) is always a few steps behind Yash (John Abraham) – both physically and mentally. Sure, it might have more to do with KK being a sidekick and not have anything to do with gender. I guess we can take this as an encouraging trend – the lady's character in an action film is a sidekick rather than the usual pretty prop.
John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin aren't really required to have too many expressions – they grimace, stay confused and smirk respectively.
For an action film, Force 2 doesn't have any thrill. It is rather plain despite the pounding background score and snappy editing that goes with the genre. Or maybe it is a plain thriller because it has the usual things you expect from the genre.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...Force 2 is not a great one for spreading the message of peace. It would rather do its job of giving us stunts that keep us riveted to our seats. But it does bring up the issue of a very disturbing political tragedy whereby those who are caught spying are disowned by their own country. It’s a chilling thought on betrayal and loss, not quite the mood that this upbeat fiery and feisty actioner wants to dwell on. But it really can’t really help acquiring a conscience while taking a well-aimed shot at giving Hollywood stunts films a run for their money. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Gaurang Chauhan, Bollywood Life : ...This film is a must watch for all the film lovers. It is one of the few Indian espionage thrillers on the India China relationship and it isn’t too preachy. Go for this one and you’ll be hooked for sure till the end. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Tushar P. Joshi, DNA : ...Force 2 is a great watch mainly because it stays true to its genre and provides ample adrenaline rush. John Abraham is in top form and the film has some of the best action sequences shot this year. Force 2 has loads of bang worth your buck. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...All said and done, Force 2 should be watched for its stellar action sequences. They’re high on both quality and quantity. If you’ve grown up enjoying the careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, this film can provide a very satisfactory experience. ... full review
Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Conclusion: This sequel goes one up on the first film and makes for an entertaining action thriller which actually has a story to tell behind all the brawn and high adrenaline action. The demonization issue might affect the movie to an extent, but Force 2 has all the tadka to be liked by the youth of the country. Family audiences will probably be jarred by all the action. So decide accordingly and give this movie a watch. ... full review
So-So, by Anna MM Vertticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Force 2 is not earth-shatteringly memorable, but it is fun. Abhinay Deo must share a large part of the credit for that with action director Franz Spilhaus, cinematographers Mohana Krishna and Imre Juhasz who make us participants in the proceedings, Amitabh Shukla & Sanjay Sharma’s sharp editing and the doggedness of John Abraham’s bath towel that does not get dislodged from his waist until the very end of an extended, physically challenging fight. ... full review
So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, FORCE 2 is a power packed adrenaline pumping action thriller which has the right mixture of zing and force. At the Box-Office, the film will be appreciated by the audience. However the lack of chartbuster music, romance and demonetisation might act as a spoilsport for the movie. All in all, FORCE 2 is however worth a shot... full review
So-So, by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Genelia D’souza has a special appearance in the film and just lights up the screen even if just for a few seconds. Overall the film will appeal to those who love to see action and want to see John Abraham doing it. And yes, he is even bulkier this time around. ... full review
So-So, by Merkwürdige Liebe, Desi Martini : ...But whatever, the film keeps throwing at you one surprise after another, one brutal setpiece after another, all scored to a thumping score, that at least ensure you don't doze off during its runtime. I wish it had aimed a little higher, but I haven't seen a Bollywood film this committed so its genre that barring one embarrassing attempt at comic relief, it Just Doesn't Stop. This is a formulaic film, yes, but it also does a decent job at executing the formula. ... full review
So-So, by Zinia Bandyopadhyay , Desi Martini : ...The story has a great intention behind it. But it is also true that it has some serious jumbled up concepts. It certainly had the potential to shine, but falls flat by the end! less ... full review
So-So, by Ananya Bhattacharyal, india today : ...May be the government will be able to answer that. As for us commoners, Force 2 is a decent one-time watch. Just make sure your ears are seasoned to bear loud noise.... full review
So-So, by Lata Jha, Live Mint : ...Tahir Raj Bhasin has mastered the art of the smirk as shorthand for evil, and he has plenty of opportunities to do so in Force 2. Shiv is captured and driven to the airport by Yash and Karanjeet to be brought to justice in India. Nobody thinks to ask for back-up or, at the very least, a bullet-proof vehicle. This tribute to RAW is undercooked, but it manages to retain its crowd-pleasing flavour. The action is nasty and short, and before any “what just happened” questions can be asked, ACP Yash delivers yet another punch. It’s not quite India’s answer to the Mission: Impossible films, but at least on the thrills front, it’s halfway there. ... full review
So-So, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...If you're in the mood for a no-brainer where a lot of people succumb to bullets or are flattened under vehicles, rent a Jason Statham movie instead. ... full review
So-So, by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com : ...The parkour and the video game style killing of the villain's goons goes on and on, but the end makes it worthwhile. You want to ask how the villain affords these henchmen, and you groan at his never-ending emotional response to everything. It's an overdose. You want an unrepentant Gabbar Singh like villain, who does not need a sad, pathetic history to be a bad guy. ... full review
So-So, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...At the end of its 127 minutes run amidst relentless gunshots and car crashes, charm (on Force 2's end) and clemency (on mine) has run its course. What prevails is more phew than force. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini : ...it's ok to have characters in an action flick you don't care about as long as there is good action on screen. Force2 looses on that count too. The fights are drab, excessively concentrate on making a Singham out of John and less on giving a good adrenaline rush to the audience. Stay clear. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...The cinematography and editing are the key players here; Actors are mere props because neither John nor Sonakshi is capable of giving an in-depth performance. The best that can be said about them is that they were sincere. In spite of mechanical faults, the action here is the most riveting we’ve seen in a Hindi film. Unfortunately the story is so filled with loop holes that even that isn’t enough to lure you into the theatres. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com : ...When you spoil a good movie by doing a bad sequel then the crime gets doubled, but FORCE 2 is in an altogether different zone, I questioned the logic behind the remake of the lousy HIMMATWALA and now I need a spy to understand what was so great about FORCE that we had a forced FORCE 2 as a sequel.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Force 2 has a noble heart. It wants to get the undercover agents, who selflessly serve the nation, their due. But the narrative hasn’t taken a favourable shape. Sadly, it’s mostly about muscles and very less about intelligence. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...John powers through all of this armed with his jaw-dropping muscles, limited acting skills and a ferocious sincerity. Sadly, sincerity is never enough. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...The fundamental flaw in a film like this -- other than the repetitive wowlessness of it all -- is the fact that by creating too dry and no-nonsense protagonists instead of fleshing them out as characters, you end up failing the genre. There is only one thing a smashing action movie should aim to be: fantastic nonsense. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu : ...Abraham reprises the dour ACP Yashvardhan with a suitable singularity of expression. I only hope it doesn’t get mistaken for intensity. He also manages to hang on rather well to a towel perched precariously on his mid-riff (for knowing more about the towel, see the movie). Meanwhile, Sinha looks completely clueless, as though she walked into a wrong film set. It’s left entirely up to Bhasin then to hold our interest with his blabbering, psychological games and mouth organ. He, at times, overcompensates for the po-faced leads but largely manages to hold some amount of interest even if his character itself seems like a long lost twin of the evil avatar he played in Mardani. Time, for a talented actor like him, to move on, before the supposed charisma turns into a worn-out cliché. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Bali, Upper Stall : ...Force 2, even if bigger and perhaps just that little bit better, does nothing much to give one hope that we have an interesting franchise on hand. Let’s just say you don’t have to force yourself to see this one.... full review
Yashn001: GO WATCH FORCE 2
YaseenK39680746: Awesome film force 2
talhacen: Force 2 will be the year biggest hit #Force2 @sonakshisinha
SRKPiku: Force 2 is a fantastic film. Loved the concept and story.....
RockRohanKumar2: Force 2. Nice Action Movie by John & Sonaxi ....& Whole team
rkartha: Liked Force 2. Action movie fans will like it. Best part - didn't feel like an overdose of patriotism. Well balanced.
nabzeelove: Force 2 - A good movie.
KamleshADmeena: Force 2 superb movie
Jainam92: Action TYM#Feel double the FORCE#
ishaanshukla97: Force 2 lives up to the expectations. Its a MUST WATCH!!!! #Force2 #hit
Hema21021992: Awesome movie. First day first show FORCE 2
GavThi_GuY: force 2 देखी.. बहोत बढीया फील्म आखीर मे जो लडाई का सीन था कमाल का था.. जरुर देखीये ये फील्म @TheJohnAbraham @sonakshisinha #force2
diore03: Love actions? Watch force 2. John Abraham is best for these roles.
BeingAban: Many may find it nonsensical but I enjoyed Force 2 Everything was fine except sonakshi
being5555: #FORCE 2 MUST WATCH
anantbarde786: Watch force 2. A msg for the youth.
amogh008: Force 2 is good. Dirctn ,dop,john all gud. Sonakshi so-so but sahir is vgud.Action n scrnplay Gud too. Genelia vgud in 5 min @Force2thefilm
18victor03: Ryt now I m see u r movie force 2 owsome movie
prakash_ranjan: Force 2 is if not that good movie then it's not bad at all...
KamathGurudutt: FORCE 2: 2.5/5 Brain-dead story, brain-dead jingoism, below average action, the film just about manages to hold your interest. Avoid.
WhyNotPr: Force 2 review not at all near to previous part... good story could have made... one can skip this one.. My rating - 2.3/5
manishtamancha: 'A tragic backstory is supposed to justify his (John) remarkably expressionless face or lack of acting talent ' - FORCE 2 review LMAO
ItxAnu4everstar: Saw Force 2 today. The hall was the best place to sleep. :D :P ;)
bimaljsr: Force 2 is bakwas movie... dnt waste ur weekend.
AnamikaS: Rock On 2... Tum Bin 2... Force 2... These sequels are nothing but sheer torture! Don't Waste your time and money on these films! #Bollywood
abhichanger: Force 2 doesn't impress. John's action & Tahir Raj Bhasin's acting are the only positives. Story & direction are generic.
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