Tamara Dobson returns as Cleopatra Jones in this lukewarm sequel. This time out, she’s trying to save some brothers from the clutches of the evil Dragon Lady (Stella Stevens). Even though Cleopatra’s a lone wolf type of gal, her boss (Norman Fell) makes her partner up with a karate chopping chick named Mi Ling (Tanny) and together they bust the Dragon Lady’s titular gambling palace.
I liked the original Cleopatra Jones and this one wasn’t bad but it kinda left you wanting more. The biggest disappointment came from the fact that Cleopatra often gets lost in her own movie. Her sidekick gets all the best action sequences (like when she fights a bunch of dudes while her arms are tied up) and Stevens steals the show as the lesbian Dragon Lady. It also doesn’t help that Cleopatra always wears a shit ton of make-up and some truly stupid looking outfits. (She looks like Grace Jones after a Goodwill Store shopping spree.)
Warner Brothers was clearly hoping to ride the coattails of their successful Enter the Dragon, so there’s lots of Kung Fu action in this one. Again, Cleopatra doesn’t partake too much in the chopsocky but there’s enough of it here to keep you mildly entertained. The
And the flick also contains one of my favorite Only in the Movies moments: The old Look-Through-the-Henchmen’s-Pockets-and-F
Albert Popwell gets the best line of the movie when he tells a henchman, “We’re on C.P.T. That’s Colored People Time!”