Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. Written by
When Roy O'Bannon finds out that the new member of his gang is from Texas, he replies, "Texas, are you insane?!" Owen Wilson, who plays Roy, is from Texas. See more »
When O'Bannon is buried in the desert up to his neck, Chon Wang gives him a pair of chopsticks to dig his way out. The chopsticks clearly have tapered ends, which is characteristic of Japanese chopsticks. Chon Wang would have given O'Bannon Chinese chopsticks, which have blunt ends. See more »
Jackie and Owen have great chemistry and make a great duo
Jackie Chan does it again; this time with "Shanghai Noon." Unlike his previous films, Jackie has finally found a sidekick that works well alongside him and is able to play off of his physical stunts.
"Shanghai Noon" is unlike any other Jackie Chan movie I have seen. It is his best since "Rush Hour" and is among one of the best all-action movies that I've seen with an actual plot behind it.
After watching previous Jackie Chan movies such as "Rush Hour" and "Rumble In The Bronx, I was expecting to be dazzled with his comedic talent as well as action filled sequences. I was pleasantly surprised to learn it had every one of the components and requirements that I require for a good movie.
Owen Wilson was comedic treat to this film as he added spark to an already great movie. Other than the cliché plot, "Shanghai Noon" brings a lot of excellent comedy, dialogue, action, thrills and even a little romance. I was expecting Owen Wilson to be similar to Chris Tucker, but in "Shanghai Noon" Wilson proved himself to be much better than other Jackie Chan sidekicks I've seen him teamed with.
I was glad I rented this movie so I would be able to recommend it to everyone.
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