It's right after the events of the first film, where hero Ma has found a way to counter the devastating flying guillotines. But the evil emperor quickly upgrades them to counter Ma, and it's only with the help of a daughter of a court official that they might have a chance to finally end the tyrant once and for all.
This film is notable for its incredibly ruthless emperor, who manages to be both vicious and smart as the same time. You can feel the desperation of the forces against him, and for being a silly idea, the guillotines managed to be pretty impressive and not a little chilling. This one was a nailbiter to the end, and while the choreography isn't amazing, there's a sense of tension and menace found only in a few other films. Very enjoyable.