in some places as Naked Killer 2, this rape/revenge
tale from Wong Jing's factory only proves that the dollar
is the bottom line. In reality, the only connection
Raped by an Angel has with Naked Killer
is the reunion of Chingmy Yau and Simon Yam, who both
play new characters. The quality also takes a drop.
While Naked Killer had over-the-top comedy and
great action, Raped by an Angel has crap.
Mark Cheng stars as sweaty
bad boy who becomes obessed with commercial idol Chingmy
Yau. To have his way with her, he moves in next door
and starts to befriend Chingmy's friend (Ng Suet-Man).
Unfortunately, Mark gets a go at her before moving onto
the main course, but not before he gets taken to court
and tragedy strikes. Meanwhile, Chingmy starts dating
a nice triad guy (Simon Yam), which accounts for thirty
minutes of wasted life.
In truth, this Category III
charmer is probably a suitable fix for those who dig
this sort of thing, as it's sufficiently sick and has
a few creative moments. The final act is especially
inspired, but it's also irredeemably tasteless and politically
incorrect. Not that anyone ever accused Wong Jing and
Hong Kong films in general of being socially responsible.
Like it says in the opening, the dollar is the bottom
line, and Wong Jing and director Andrew Lau intend to
milk this cow for all its worth. So we get nudity, trashy
sex, lots of leering at Chingmy Yau's nubile form, and
justice for our heroes. What we don't get is a film
that transcends its exploitation roots, or the satisfaction
of time well spent. (Kozo 1996)