A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
At a Hong Kong shopping center, Buck Yuen's (Jackie Chan's) intuition warns him. He saves a robbery's loot and gets on television, ends up in Istanbul via South Korea, and accidentally becomes a spy. Fortunately, he knows Kung Fu.
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.
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her.Written by
When Chon, Roy, and Charlie are relaxing in the fancy house, Charlie pours Roy some brandy. When Charlie sets the brandy on the table, it is sloshing around in the bottle. After a brief cut to Chon then back to Roy, the brandy is motionless. See more »
Entertained and funny movie with two sympathetics protagonists
This second part is a follow up of¨Shangai noon¨with the likable starring(Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson) who are going to London for retrieve a brilliant royal object that Jackie Chan's father was guarding in the forbidden city Pekin when he was murdered.They know to Victoria queen (Gemma Jones) and a roguish street boy called Charles Chaplin.They'll confront against the villain(Aidan Gillen and Donnie Yen) which want overthrow the British and China thrones and nasties Boxers Chinese and even Jack the Ripper(Oliver Cotton). Meanwhile Owen Wilson falls in love with Chan's sister(Fam Wong).
Chan and Wilson make a jolly and perfect couple. It's habitual in Chan films create duos, a ¨buddy movie¨type, such male:Chris Tucker(Rush hour I and II)as female:Jennifer Love Hewitt(the Tuxedo) and Claire Forlani(the medallion) and here magnificently with Wilson. The choreography fights are excellent ,they are made as musical numbers, there are a remembrance to dancing¨singing in the rain¨as well as Harold LLoyd,Keistone cops and to the author Arthur Conan Doyle with his Sherlock Holmes. It's an agreeable picture but uneven comedy,works better when Jackie Chan goes into the action.It's a Chan vehicle for the continued struggles in bounds and leaps. The final confrontation among the starring and the enemies on the Thames river with fireworks background and in the Big clock tower are overwhelming and breathtaking. Cinematography(Adrian Biddle) and music(Randy Edelman) is spectacular and atmospheric. Production set is extraordinary, it's very well designed 1887 London epoch. the pic is rightly directed by David Dobkin. Rating:Nice and bemused .
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