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Chinese Zodiac (2012)
"Sap ji sang ciu" (original title)

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A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

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Terry Hackett ...
Auction Executor
Sang-Woo Kwon ...
Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
John Paisley ...
Sir Charlton
Cui Haobo ...
Chinese Ambassador
Fan Liao ...
David
Xingtong Yao ...
Coco
Lanxin Zhang ...
Bonnie
Qingxiang Wang ...
Professor Guan
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Catherine de Sichel
Vincent Sze ...
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Michael's Bodyguard
Pierre-Benoist Varoclier ...
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Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action, some violent content and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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'Jackie Chan' filmed a four minute stunt sequence for the film on Mt. Yasur, the volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu. See more »

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When Chan catches the pepper shaker it is right side up. In the next shot it is now upside down. See more »

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Follows Armour of God (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Shi Er Sheng Xiao (12 Zodiacs)
Music and Lyrics by Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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Appropriate send-off in my opinion
8 January 2013 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie without seeing the reviews and enjoyed it very very much. Which is why I'm quite surprised of the low reviews it's been getting from critics.

Sure, many dialogues were corny and the plot is borderline ridiculous. But do you really go to a Jackie Chan movie for its story?

The stunts and fight scenes in this movie are simply amazing. I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't watched it yet, but if you grew up watching Jackie's earlier films (80s and 90s), you're gonna be pleasantly reminded of his golden days. He's not as fast or as nimble, but it is still light years better than the typical 'hollywood' action scenes.

As mentioned, story and dialogue: meh. Think of it as a vehicle for the action that ensues. You'll get a few trademark comedy reminiscent of Jackie's earlier works, and overall it's a very good family film. But action is the hook of this movie. It's seriously so good that you'll come in with expectations of great action, and still come out thinking that was better than expected.

If you're a fan of Jackie, this is a no-brainer must-watch. If you're not a fan, give it a chance as it is still an extremely solid action movie.


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