Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Chan’
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 07:27 Written by janvidar Wednesday, 27 August 2008 06:30
This is my first SMEx ™ review, and quite frankly after watching this movie, I had no idea where to start when writing this review.
Six of us met at Politikeren @ Youngstorget, about one hour before the movie started to chat and have a beer. The most notable thing there were perhaps the old and brittle wooden benches that made you wonder if they were going to break while sitting there, but I digress…
Finally – a movie featuring both martial arts movie stars; Jet Li and Jackie Chan. “The Forbidden Kingdom” would be the name. Having enjoyed numerous Jet Li movies, and quite a few Jackie Chan movies in the past, expectations were high, at least on my behalf.
This movie is a strange mix of adventure and comedy, with a finishing touch of spectacular martial arts scenes. This is maybe not so unexpected for a Jackie Chan movie, but I haven’t seen a Jet Li movie in this genre before.
The fight scenes were many and not far between, they were long – sometimes too long – and as you would expect, you do see Jet Li and Jackie chan battle it out
To summarize: If you like the typical Jackie Chan movie, I’d say this is a safe choice, thumbs up.
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 09:33 Written by AVL Tuesday, 11 September 2007 10:38
Last Sunday was the day we’d been waiting for for so long (I think it was at least a week): the first SMEx event! And what an event it was.
We went to see Rush Hour 3, a movie that has been rumoured to exist for years (or ever since Rush Hour 2 was a huge success), but was only just now released. It was actually the second time that I saw it; in the opening weekend, I went to see the movie with my brother. Of course, seeing it on an Official SMEx Event is a whole new experience.
As your Christopher Walken Expert, I was slightly disappointed with this movie. Not only did it not feature Christopher Walken, there was also no reference to Christopher Walken to be found in this movie in any shape or form.
Despite this obvious handicap, the film made me laugh out loud. Both times I went. It featured that special kind of weird, but funny kung-fu action that only Jackie Chan can pull off, and also that special kind of weird, but funny acting that only Jackie Chan can pull off. That is, he can’t act, but that actually makes it funnier. Chris Tucker can be a bit irritating at times, but didn’t go totally overboard in this movie. Throw in Roman Polanski (!) as a French police officer, and you can’t really go wrong. As with most Jackie Chan movies, the funniest part is actually the end titles, when we get to see a hilarious blooper reel. It also shows that everyone seemed to have a lot of fun while making this movie, and you can see that in the result.
If you liked Rush Hour 1 and 2, you’ll like this one too. If it had Christopher Walken, this movie would have been close to comedy perfection.
Next up: The Bourne Ultimatum!