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Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Sap ji sang ciu (original title)
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts. The twelve bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Director:

Jackie Chan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Asian Hawk
Qi Shu ... David's Wife
Oliver Platt ... Lawrence Morgan
Daniel Wu ... Hospital Doctor
Wen Jiang ... Narrator (voice)
Caitlin Dechelle ... Katie
Peng Lin ... Reporter (as Lin Peng)
Stephen Chang ... Asian
Sang-Woo Kwon ... Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
Ken Lo ... Pirate Chief (as Kenneth Low)
Fan Liao ... David
Max Huang ... Michael's Bodyguard
Bing Bai ... Lily (as Bai Bing)
Zoe Zhang Zoe Zhang ... Bonnie (as Lanxin Zhang)
David Torok ... Michael's Bodyguard
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Twelve heads. Five continents. One man.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

English | Mandarin | French | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armour of God III See more »

Filming Locations:

Jelgava, Latvia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,338,930
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Original Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jean-Yves Blondeau, the inventor of the skate suit, trained Chan to use the suit for the body blading sequence. See more »

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When Jackie Chan finally gets rid of the dogs and parachutes himself out of the maze, two dogs are seen following him and the scene just before that had shown Chan ending up at a dead end. See more »

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Follows Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991) See more »

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Opening: the Beauty and Destruction of the Summer Palace
Music Composed and produced by Roc Chen
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Classic late-Chan, today!
7 February 2013 | by curtis-8See all my reviews

This is a classic late-period style Jackie Chan Chinese action-adventure. Not quite as good as the Operation Condor/Armour of God movies it's supposed to be a sequel to (nor as good as Supercop/Police Story films) but every bit as good as The Accidental Spy, Who Am I?, and The Myth. And I thought all of those were quite enjoyable.

This movie shares all the great features and all of the flaws of Chan's self produced and/or directed films. They have a great sense of humor and the stunt/action sequences are quite inventive. But they are also quite cartoony--the acting is VERY broad--and there's quite a bit in it that defies any common sense. But who really cares, right? This is Chan unfiltered.

The only REAL flaw to the film is the clumsy way Chan keeps inserting his moral messages. He has characters tell us what's right and wrong in very stilted dialog instead of creating situations that demonstrate his points. (not to mention that a few of his morals seem to have been government imposed--"we are not to interfere with the social structure in any way" a protest leader incongruously says as Chan nods wisely and says "That's right!") But I think this will make a fine home video release for the US audience, once they edit out some of the more China-centric chit chat, re-dub the dialog (or at least all the English, which is horribly spoken by the international cast) and replace a couple of oddly inappropriate pop tunes).

I'll be buying it for my JC collection!


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