When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.
Jackie Chan came up with the name "Bennie" for his character, so at some point his partner's daughter Samantha to called him "Uncle Bennie". This is an homage to Kim Chan who played the character "Uncle Benny" in American films including Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). He only changed the ending -y to -ie out of courtesy. See more »
When Bennie's partner jumps from the platform into the water while encased in the bomb, the bomb detonates just before entering the water. The result shows a large geyser shooting straight up. This does not happen with an above water explosion. The resulting upwards spray resembles a cone spreading outward, and not a shaft, as is shown here. See more »
[after feeding Connor and being asked what the food is]
Fried goat testicles.
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Film bloopers screen side by side with the credits. (no subtitles) See more »
Okay, the plot is a little bit all over the place at times but it still had some pretty neat fights (Jackie Chan always delivers some good stunts for his films) and some fun humor (often within said fight scenes).
There was some dubbed scenes in the first 20 minutes where they clearly weren't speaking English as they would have had no reason to being just Chinese present but luckily that didn't last too long.
I'm guessing the studio thought that Johnny Knoxville fans couldn't handle reading too many subtitles so they dubbed every other scene that was Mandarin sometimes more obvious than others (in the first dubbed scene they avoid the obviousness by simply picking shots that avoid the lips of the cast when they speak).
But I guess that makes it feel a bit like the classic early 90's Jackie Chan movies where they did similar things for the international versions.
Anyway all in all I was mostly entertained and that's why we watch these kind of movies after all and it's worth watching it to see Jackie Chan sing Adelé alone.
6.5/10 for me.
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