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The Myth (2005)
"Shen hua" (original title)

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Martial arts legend Jackie Chan stars as Jack, a world-renowned archaeologist who has begun having mysterious dreams of a past life as a warrior in ancient China. When a fellow scientist enlists his help locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact. Assisted by the spirit of a noble princess... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$801,793 (Hong Kong) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$2,164,765 (Hong Kong) (14 October 2005)
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Jackie Chan fell off a horse and couldn't move his legs for the rest have the day. After a few days he was reported doing fine again. See more »

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Worth it for the rat glue factory scene alone
28 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's worth seeing the movie just even for the rat glue factory scene. It's a wonderful Jackie Chan physical comedy combined with a really nice striptease from the super hot Indian actress. Sure to become a classic scene.

The rest of the movie constitutes of a historical "Hero" like war martial art action with some modern Jackie Chan slapstick. The plot is very tenuous and was probably written after someone wanted a story with Chinese history combined with a modern drive towards the nascent Chinese scientific and technological resurgence.

Jackie Chan plays an Indiana Jones like archaeologist which spirals into a Lara Croft style adventure of finding very strange but mindbogglingly powerful things. Meanwhile a very hazy parallel story runs of a concubine who falls for a general played by Jackie Chan a few hundreds years in the past. There is anti-gravity devices and immortality pills thrown in as well.

Though it does get really cheesy and maudlin at times, it's a really fun movie to watch.


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