|My Wife Is A Gangster 2 (2006)|
|Writers:||Choi Hae-cheol and Jeong Heung-sun|
|Starring:||Shin Eun-Kyung, Park Jun Gyu and Jang Se-jin|
|The Plot: Our film mildly begins where My Wife Is A Gangster originally did, with Eun-jin continuing her role within the gang. Our film begins with her leading her scissor-gang in an epic battle along the top of a roof, where she inevitably gets knocked off and seemingly falls to her doom. When she thankfully lands on a trampoline and then a chicken coop – it seems her life has been saved. When she falls off the chicken truck, she is then picked up by a restaurant owner who takes her in and begins to look after her. Unfortunately she is unable to remember anything about her life, and so time passes and she takes on her new life as a food delivery woman. After a few years with this new “family” at the restaurant, she starts to find her muscles have not forgotten their physicality and before long she is using her fighting ability for a good use by taking on bank robbers and other crooks. When her exploits grab her some attention in the local media, this also brings upon the watchful eye of her enemies who immediately recognize her. Will Eun-jin remember her identity before it is too late?|
The film ultimately seems as if it were tailor made for Shin Eun-Kyung. Although the movie is generally less engaging than the first, I will say that the twists and turns that her character makes in this movie are far more interesting than I would have expected. As incredibly lame as the amnesia device is, within any film that uses it in a similar fashion, I am actually quite thankful for it in this case. Shin Eun-Kyung has the ability here to continue the series, but also play an entirely different character this time around. In losing her memory, the character of Eun-jin ultimately becomes a rather normal and complicit woman who deals with her problems without gritting her teeth or slapping the heads of all men around her. Her character also grows her hair out and becomes decidedly more attractive this time out. The masculine haircut is gone for the most part, and instead her character looks as if she just got back from the stylist, even when she does have her hair shortened. It is an interesting turn of events, even though it isn’t interesting enough to eliminate the bad taste we receive from the “amnesia” angle being pulled on us. In all honesty, you really don’t expect such a cliche plot device from a popular series such as this. You expect that sort of thing to be reserved exclusively for really bad sitcoms and television shows.