This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his ... See full summary »
Thongs and Octopus accept a job from their landlord: Kidnap a baby. Soon, the baby awakens strong paternal feelings in the two crooks, leading to complications when it comes to handing him over to his possibly crazy gang boss grandfather.
Jimmy Tong is just a lowly chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, until Devlin has an accident that puts him in the hospital. Tong is sent back to fetch some things for Devlin and unknowingly tries on Devlin's tuxedo and finds that it gives extraordinary powers to anyone that dons the suit. This discovery thrusts Tong into world of international intrigue and espionage and pairs him with an inexperienced partner. Written by
This movie is occasionally funny if you don't get bogged down in trying to figure out the plot holes. Jennifer Love Hewitt is attractive and charming, but absolutely nothing her character does makes sense. Is she a secret agent, a secret double agent, or a secret triple agent? Does she have a sly sense of humor or is she merely tolerating someone else's sexist humor? Is she a skilled martial combatant or an incredible lucky newbie? The script never makes any of this clear. It's like this movie was written to make her look stupid (attractive, but stupid).
Jackie Chan's moves are entertaining, but as an action flick this is probably one of his worst. The problem is that in the story he's wearing a near-magical tuxedo that gives him superhuman powers. Instead of knowing that everything you see is Jackie busting his butt doing his own stunts, you're watching special effects ginned up with wires, blue screen, and computer enhancement. It's more like watching a Superman movie than a Jackie Chan flick.
Overall I'd give this movie a 3/10. Watching it is better than doing nothing for 90 minutes, as long as you're not paying much for the privilege.
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