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ProfClayton
August 23rd, 2003, 21:54
Okay, in a moment of weakness and sheer boredom, my buddy and I went and saw the new Jackie Chan flick last night.

My opinion: Simply put, stay away... far away!!!!

It was bad, just plain bad. The movie couldn't decide if it was a Hong Kong film, a comedy, an action film or pure camp.

The acting was horrible (read: Claire Forlani), the dubbing was aweful (yes, they dubbed the Asian actors - even Jackie), and the comedy was far worse (read: Lee Evans).

The wire-fu was slow and painful. The ending sequence seemed like a low budget melding of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Mortal Kombat. Sammo Hung is credited for the choreography.

I laughed only because I actually paid for the movie (we went to the 10:00 PM show, but its only $6 with college ID).

My buddy lived in Hong Kong for few years, so he thought it was a normal Hong Kong import, but still stated it was the worst Chan film he had seen.

Hands down the worst film I've seen this summer... I will never ever ever ever ever ever see this film again.

Will
August 25th, 2003, 07:00
well damn. I had high hopes CHan would make a come back. So it was even as worse as the Tuxido? cause at least the previous crap movies they had something to blame it on, a crap American director trying to turn Jackie into something else. Thanks for the tip I think I'm gonna use my saved 6 bucks for gas.

BigPoppaPump
August 25th, 2003, 12:49
looking at the commercial last night, i tought it was a good movie, but I guess I was wrong. i was looking forward to the movies, but thanks for letting me know that it was a really bad movie. I guess I'll wait to see on TV - if I am still intrested.

Isrithe
September 8th, 2003, 16:15
thats too bad. The one I couldnt stand was the shangai knights movie. In my opinion, that movie was far worse than anything I have seen yet of his stuff. The musical score reminded me of "The 3 ninjas" which was a kid movie way back when. So the fighting scenes had stupid happy barney dance music going on and that really pissed me off. Nothing aggrivates me more than music not fitting with the environment. ARRRGH!