Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Jackie Chan Delivers Again


Attention Viewers: The following movie has subtitle options. Don't let that stop you from enjoying this film.

Everyone who wants to see a great martial arts movie raise your hand!
Once again the place to go for one of those elusive picks is in the Jackie Chan section. I'm not saying that all his movies are great, or even good, but this one does possess a certain style and movement that martial arts movies sometimes lack.
The really great thing about this movie though, is that its not just one type of martial art being shown in the action sequences, but a variety. It goes from Kung Fu to traditional Boxing and everything in between.
Jackie Chan plays a millionaire businessman, who falls in love with a country girl, played by Shu Qi, and who must inevitably fight for her. Not the most original screenplay, but it has certain merit when it is portrayed with stunning scenery and interesting camera direction.
This movie is for everyone who goes to the video store and stares at the action section for half-an-hour and can't remember why their there in the first place. Give it a chance, and put the subtitles on because the dubbed version is horrible, and you might be pleasantly surprised.

Also starring a pre-SHAOLIN SOCCER/KUNG FU HUSTLE Stephen Chow.

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