After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »
Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu. He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their ... See full summary »
Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped ... See full summary »
A pair of evil gung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood. he movie opens with two members of the brotherhood and their two male children being ... See full summary »
Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin ... See full summary »
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.
Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets ... See full summary »
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,
Stanley Fung Sui-Fan
A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the ... See full summary »
Disappointing, but the end fight was impressive! 3/10
Review: I was really looking forward to watching this movie because it seemed like one of those authentic Kung Fu movies that I used to watch back in the day but it turned out to be quite disappointing. In this movie, Chan plays a talented sportsman with some impressive Kung Fu skills but he can't help getting himself in trouble with friends while they go around the village causing mischief. Chan then meets a girl who he tries to impress by fighting any and everyone but he ends up messing with the wrong guys who are stealing precious artifacts to ship to China. He then gets blamed for stealing some of the artifacts and he ends up fighting for his life, even though he's innocent. Although it was made in the earlier days of Chans career, it's still packed with the silly comedy that I'm really getting fed up with. The end fight, which seemed a bit pointless, was very impressive because Chan is really going nuts but the rest of the film is just about Chan trying to woo a girl. The comedic side of the movie was also pretty poor, along with the acting but like a lot of Chans movies, the action is really worth waiting for. You can tell that the director added the artifact element to try and give the movie some depth but that was also disappointing. At the end of the day, it's worth a watch just for the last fight but the rest of the movie was a waste of time. Disappointing!
Round-Up: This was the third movie to be directed by Jackie Chan, after the success of the Young Master, so with that in mind it was a big achievement for Chan in the earlier part of his career but I just can't understand why he has to add them silly comedic scenes. That's why Bruce Lee has always been called the master because his fighting was unique and his films were all decent. I'm struggling with Jackie Chan because he has only made a handful of movies that were great. Maybe the best is yet to come! I still have quite a few movies to get through during this Jackie Chan so I'm hoping that it will pick up soon.
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/comedy/sport/martial arts movies starring Jackie Chan, Mars, Wai-Man Chan and Lei Suet. 3/10
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