So when my beloved said to me “Tonight we’re going to watch Martial Law 2, it has Cynthia Rothrock in it – do you remember watching Martial Law?” I nodded cheerfully and said “yes”.
He frowned a bit and said “Are you sure? Only Martial Law was really forgettable.”
“I remember it clearly,” I rejoined, with some confidence.
“Cynthia’s character wasn’t in it much, do you remember there was a fella that was actually the lead?” I can tell he doubted my memory.
“Sure,” I said, “wasn’t his name Dragon?”
“Ah.” His tone is very sanguine when he’s been proved right.” Nope. You’re remembering Honor and Glory, which was, comparatively, much better in all possible ways.”
And you know what? He was totally correct.
So in the end, we did watch Martial Law 2, and it was pretty bad. The main female lead wasn’t, she was a kind of intermittent sidekick to the male lead’s story. And he was a bit of a creep.
It didn’t help at all that the male lead’s story was pretty thin on the ground in terms of plot, narrative, reasoning and basic logic. It was such a bad sequel that apparently it later changed its name and I’m not sure anyone really cared.
Honor and Glory was indeed much better.