All sequels should take a cue from Return To The 36th Chamber. In the action and martial arts genres, there is the disturbing trend of giving us more of all the wrong elements more dark themes, more blood, more violence, more severed limbs. Im not sure why that is. Perhaps writers think they should further explore characters, give them dark pasts, whatever. From Superman II to Lady Snowblood, this seems to be the case.Thats what makes Return so refreshing. Instead of rehashing what made the original 36th Chamber so great (click to see Teris Review of the original movie), we get an outright parody of the first film. Its nice to know that at least in 1980, filmmakers werent taking themselves too seriously.