Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.
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On holidays in Hong Kong, Mrs Ma gives birth to identical twins. A criminal in the same hospital attempts to escape, taking one of the twins hostage. The child is lost during the confusion, and Mr and Mrs Ma return to New York with one child. Years later, John Ma is a famous conductor and pianist, unaware that his twin brother "Boomer" is a mechanic/race car driver/bodyguard in Hong Kong. When John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, the twins get caught up in each other's business, about which they are anything but experts. Written by
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Silly storyline and the action wasn't that great! 2/10
Review: This is yet another comedic movie from Jackie Chan, with unnecessary fighting and a silly script. Jackie Chan plays Boomer/John, who is separated from his twin at birth and they reunite under unfortunate circumstances. One of the twins, John, is a acclaimed classical concert conductor and a talented pianist whilst the other, Boomer, is a streetwise mechanic with impressive martial arts skills. When John travels to Hong Kong to perform at a highly rated concert, he meets up with his brother Boomer, who has got himself in trouble with the mob because his best friend wanted his help to rescue a young girl who sang for them. John is also being set up to marry a young girl who has a brutal boyfriend who wants his girlfriend back, so they are both mixed up in situations that they don't really want to be in. When there identities are mixed up by both parties, they join forces to take down the baddies and to save Boomers best friend. The storyline was completely ridiculous and the constant confusion between the twins became a bit tedious after a while. I also found the girls quite annoying and the action scenes weren't that impressive. On the plus side, it did really look like there was two Jackie Chans on screen at the same time, whilst interacting with each other but apart from that, there was just too much going on throughout the movie. Boomers best friend just kept on getting Boomer in trouble so a lot of the storyline was based of events that wasn't caused by him. At the end of the day, it's just another one of those comedic movies from Chan that wasn't that great and I doubt that I'll be watching it again, anytime soon. Disappointing!
Round-Up: This movie was directed by Ringo Lam whose made 26 movies in his career, which include movies with Jean Claude Van Damme, when his career was going downhill. With Damme he made In Hell, Replicant and Maximum Risk and he also made City On Fire with Chow Yun-Fat. This is the first and only movie that he made with Chan and I must admit, it wasn't that great. I didn't find the jokes that amusing and the far fetched storyline, went a bit too far.
Budget: $10million Worldwide Gross: $8.3million
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/martial arts/comedies starring Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung and Teddy Robin Kwan. 2/10
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