WOW ! ACTION Jackie CHan is back ! Great stunts, and Comedy! (by pak-37-472137)
I was honored by my friend, Daniel Wu coldwar, Police Story , to show me a screener of this movie. any real Jackie Chan fan knows a good movie! I have been watching all his movies since I was 7, lol. From Drunken Kung fu master to Rush Hour and the recent Dragon Blade. this is far the realest Hollywood movie Jackie has made. Despite the ones with Chris tucker, which made Jackie a sidekick..Jackie is no side kick. If anyone has watched his Hong Kong movies that were translated to English and debut in the late 90s and mid 2000s in USA.. you would Know Jackie CHAN is the leading action star in <more>
all his movies.. But he is humble, he gives creds to his co stars In all his movies despite what other critics say. I doubt they actually sit thru his movies. They just combine other critics viewpoints with their own and say they sat thru the whole movie! Johnny Knoxville is the perfect match, action comedy buddy since Sammo Hung Gung BO Jackies childhold friend, From China's Kung Fu School .Sammo makes a brief appearance in this comedy caper. From the beginning to the end I couldn't stop watching this movie.. reminds me of all his movies from Rumble in the Bronx to his Police Story sequels.What's weird is, Jackie doesn't care that his movies had been going directly to video on demand in US. It seems like in uS they don't want an Asian Action leading man star. Suffice to say in US, its still kinda sad and racist of the Movie industry.. Think back in 1997 time, when Jackie was coming back to America, The studios were re Releasing all of his Dubbed Chinese movies in English way before RUSH hour hit the scene.. WHY you say? Because studios back then actually promoted him.. Now everyone is promoting anime and cartoons and superheros instead.Sad how the system works, but luckily for JACKIE CHan, his movies open normally in other countries in REAL Theatres.. SO Hollywood, wake the F up, lol JACKIE Chan is a movie star despite the Hollywood studios in USA that doesn't think he is! The duo are the best buddy/ cop compadres I have seen in years.. And its by RENNY HARLIn Cliffhanger with stallone , Die Hard movie , HELLO Mr action Jackson himself. SO glad Jackie got renny to direct this non stop action comedy movie, we all deserve from JACKIE.Cant wait to see this in theatres on SEPT 2, 2016.
I know the modern millennials, the intellectually inept, and also the emotionally unstable will not get it, but this little gem is a return to a time when movies meant to entertain rather than degrade.Yes the acting is simple and fun, but this isn't a history piece. Yes the story line is quick and nostalgically pure, but it isn't a melodrama. But here's what this film is not: it is not full of disgusting pornography and unnecessarily perverted innuendos to keep today's "youth" entertained by pulling on their neanderthal limbic responses to get a bite. There is no <more>
blood or gore as we see it today that can ruin even an adult psyche by today's idea of cinematic "morals". It does not inject politically correct ethical impurities to persuade those of lesser IQ and mental instinct to clap at every pop culture reference toward popular political brainwashing dogmas. It does not pretend to be anything but what it is, a wholesome and entertaining flick. It is what movies used to be like and what I respect Jackie Chan for continuing to do even today, and that is make movies that a normal set of parents can go see with their adolescent kids and not worry of at any second two men that look like women will try to force some insanity of pseudo logic and propaganda on my family. This movie reminds me of what movies were like when actors didn't get paid $30 million apiece even if these actors did - who knows just to show up and "act". This movie reminds me of when going to the movies meant joy and entertainment, even if it wasn't necessarily deep. perfect for families and it made me smile, because it brought back a touch of hope that maybe, just maybe, movies may one day return to a time when no agenda needed to be pushed and simple entertainment for a family audience was the only desired effect.This is not Citizen Kane or Casablanca, but I still give it highest marks for doing that which in today's chaotic time of violence, filth, greed and social degradation may be considered "boring" by people who have passed the event horizon of stupidity. That alone earns it a ten in my book.There's hope.
Happy I finally watched this movie! (by killakellie)
Based on the ratings of this movie one would judge but would also miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a good laugh!
Rush Hour meets Jackass! (by TheTopDawgCritic)
This movie was fun, plain and simple fun! But some of the negative comments here... guys, give your heads a shake!This isn't a dramatic psycho-thriller nor a serious action movie! It's a Jackie Chan movie - and silly action and pleasantly stupid comedy as such! He does his own stunts AND he's getting old, so give the guy a break! Learn to classify your comments accordingly and appropriately!Then add Johnny Knoxville, and the humour and stupidity just multiply exponentially to 'let-your-self-go-FUN'... I couldn't stop laughing out loud! And I have to say, the <more>
story-line/plot was also very well done.What I really enjoyed about this movie better than Rush Hour, was the added plot of the Russians, and particularly the location shoots in some of the most beautiful and awed scenery in China. I was going into this movie expecting another enjoyable Rush Hour, but was pleasantly surprised at how much more I enjoyed it!I will be seeing this one at least one more time with family and friends and recommending it to everyone. A well deserved 9/10!
Jue di tao wang: I enjoyed it despite it's best efforts (by Platypuschow)
Okay bear with me on this one, this is one of those films that I enjoyed yet I fully understand an argument against me doing so.You see Netflix decided to make another buddy duo with Jackie Chan, he's done great work with Chris Tucker, Owen Wilson and even Lee Evans before so it made sense. There is just something about him that screams buddy movie, so here they pair him with Johnny Knoxville which has been met with a very mixed reception. Do they have chemistry? I personally thought so.It tells a rather generic action movie story As they tend to do with lashings of comedy to keep it <more>
interesting and in my view both of these leads excel in that department. They both have great natural comedic timing despite not really coming from that background, Chan from martial arts and Knoxville from.......stunts?An old school buddy movie with over the top sequences, the odd couple dynamic and Chan's trademark comedy stunts/fight scenes I was enthralled but the films flaws are overwhelming.Many jokes miss their mark, some moments seem awkward, the fights are considerably tamer than we're used to Chan's age no doubt a factor , and the whole thing has a really PG vibe to it. Truth be told the movie has a lot more flaws than I'm letting on but it's qualities outweigh them and I found it an enjoyable, fun, throwback movie.I understand the criticism, but I really enjoyed it and would love a sequel.The Good:Leads do a great jobEve Torres is ageing like a fine wineSome funny momentsAwesome buddy movie dynamicThe Bad:Littered with flaws in pretty much every area of the filmPG cuteness hurts the film
Renny Harlin brings the action buddy comedy back into full swing with Skiptrace, a rambunctious romp through the Orient starring the perfectly paired odd couple of Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. Harlin has lovingly studied stuff like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon, creating a piece of adventurous fun that sits on the same level as those beloved classics, and even outdoes them in some areas of the stunt work. Chan must be well into his 50's now, but he still swings about like a squirrel monkey on Ritalin, agile as ever. Knoxville is a little less graceful, getting pummeled and thrown <more>
around in ways that must remind his weary bones of all that stupid, backbreaking suffering he cavorted through on Jackass. Chan plays a Hong Kong police officer trying to bring down an elusive crime lord called The Matador, who is also Chinese, despite the Latin moniker. Knoxville is a bumbling casino hustler who accidentally witnesses said Matador execute some poor girl in cold blood. The chase is then on, Chan trying to get Knoxville to Hong Kong so he can testify, Knoxville hilariously trying to save his own ass and outrun clueless Russian mobsters at the same time. It's absolute juvenile chaos, and I mean that as the hugest compliment ever. Harlin just *gets* the simplicity of this subgenre, and makes a miracle of a buddy flick that I now rank with some of my favourites. He's also an action guy we have him to thank for Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger, among many others , and the stunts on display here will box your ears. The choreography is just plain nuts and beautifully sans CGI, especially in a knockout early sequence where Chan extradites Knoxville from the Russian's possession, and a dizzying zip line ride across a canyon that evokes merry memories of Cliffhanger. Also, I have to give major kudos to any flick that let's us see a hammered Chan wail away an impromptu rendition of Adele's Rolling In The Deep, accompanied by dozens of Mongolian plain dwelling tribes people. Yeah. This is some of the most fun I've had at the movies so far this year, and it'll go in the special section of my DVD shelf reserved for the best and brightest in buddy comedies. Not that I actually organize my collection that well, but whatever. Go see this now.
Old style Jackie Chan film at it's core (by spin666)
First of all if you like the old style Jackie Chan Films, you most likely would like this one!The pilot and sub-pilot is nothing to write home about, OK and fun, but not that special. But pace was just right, you never get bored even when the action happen to stop for moment. -Romance parts, all are feel little bit forced, but then again, you I am anyway are here to watch Jackie Chan movie, not some romantic drama. -Action was solid, but bit slow then Chan's old films, he does get old it seem. -comedic parts was also OK! Few here and few there, just to keep things light, which is good, I <more>
really didn't like what they did in Rush Hour, which many comedic moment feel very force and way too many! -And for a "old" person that grow up watching Chan's movie, this movie has almost zero Blood or Gore, which is actually refreshing now days. Over all it's light, fun with some kong-fu action and entertaining Film!