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Vanguard (2020)

PG-13 | | Action | 20 November 2020 (USA)
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Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.

Director:

Stanley Tong

Writers:

Stanley Tong (screenplay by), Tiffany Alycia Tong (english dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Tang Huating
Yang Yang ... Lei Zhenyu
Lun Ai Lun Ai ... Zhang Kaixuan
Miya Muqi ... Mi Ya (as Qimiya Mu)
Ruohan Xu Ruohan Xu ... Fareeda
Jackson Lou ... Qin Guoli
Eyad Hourani ... Omar
Zhengting Zhu ... Shendiao
Jianping Yang Jianping Yang
Bin Zhou Bin Zhou
Yanlong Wang Yanlong Wang
Wang Ju Wang Ju ... (as Roy Wong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Desmond Aldridge ... Yago
Nicole Atalla Nicole Atalla
Can Aydin ... Silver Fox
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Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.

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survival | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Protection beyond frontiers

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence including prolonged gun battles, and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jackie Chan almost drowned during the jet ski sequence, when he became trapped in the water under a rock. When he finally came out of the water, director Stanley Tong burst into tears. See more »

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Happy For A While
Performed by Dimash Kudaibergen
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You'll likely be { DISAPPOINTED 😔❗}.. UNLESS you watch this knowing it's a dubbed { MANDARIN } film; that was 👉JUST👈 created 2 Enthrall💥 audiences on { CHINESE NEW🏮YEAR }

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"Protection Beyond Frontiers" {Vanguard Tagline}. ______________________________________________________

A ~{ Mini }~ Review .

So, as you've probably gathered by now, by way of my ' profoundly { Un }-enthusiastic title ' ; this, the -{ Sixth ✅ }- , no less , collaboration between Chinese cinematic 'All-rounder' Jackie Chan & veteran Action-filmmaker Stanley Tong ; "Vanguard", is Doubtlessly, Unquestionably, and Unequivocally... ~{ Nothing 🔴 }~ to 'write home about'. Needless-to-say, the very -( Glaringly )- obvious dubbing issues in the film tend to feel ( decidedly ) bothersome through the ~{ Entire }~ course of the film. And as a result, -Many- of the film's -Frequent- attempts at humour... { 👉Also👈 } feel cheesy, badly timed, & simply 'Perfunctory' ( at -Best- ). ~{ Unless }~ of course, you are fortunate enough to be a ~{ Mandarin }~ speaker, { which, the vast majority of the -English- Movie Watchers here in the U.A.E, ( where I'm based at the moment ), are most certainly -Not- 😞 } .

And speaking ~{ Of }~ the U.A.E, I suppose the reason that I forced' myself to watch this somewhat overhyped picture, would be the rather -glaring- fact that the ~{ Entire }~ Final Act of the film is filmed in Dubai 💙 , ( the Crown Jewel of the U.A.E ) , with -Several- of the sequences having been shot ~{ Literally❗}~ " 7 minutes up the street " from my -Previous- apartment. Unfortunately, However... having now -Seen- all those -( Genuinely memorable 😃 , I daresay )- places in the film ...& consequently having ~{ Contextualized }~ their relevance to the -Actual- narrative of said movie ; I would be remiss to 👉Not👈 point out to you that this ~{ Entire }~ bespoke Final-Act feels very much like a sort of promotional 'tourism type' video for The Burj Khalifa & The Dubai Mall { i.e the 'World's Tallest Tower' & the 'World's 4th Largest Shopping Mall', respectively } ...not to mention the " Dubai Swat Team " , & quite frankly, the 'Entire Dubai Police-Force' ...Itself .

But for those readers ( and writers ) amongst you who have come to " Know " -( and understand ) , my particular brand of ~{ " Constructive Only ✅❗" Review }~ by now....... well , here's three ' REALLY FUN THINGS ' to look out for over the course of the film ; ( - All - ) of which are featured in the official trailer. 1 : The mindblowingly good 'Whitewater Rapids Chase-Scene' filmed in South Africa..... { where the " Supremely 💥 Dedicated " Jackie Chan is said to have almost -DROWNED- }. 2 : The 'Extraction' scene set in an Indian village, which features some ~{ Truly 🌠❗}~ Dazzling hardcore-action scenes. 3 : A few decidedly ~{ Novel }~ Super Hi-tech " Surprises " -( & mind you, I'm -Not- referring to the tacky looking bumblebee drones here )- that you will -Just- have to go & discover for yourselves, I'm afraid .

Summary : I'm going to be ~{ Incredibly }~ Gracious, & give this film a 5.25 ....Hey, it's a 'Dubai Film' ...what can I say 🤷‍♂️ 😉 .


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Taiwan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$380,428, 22 November 2020

Gross USA:

$760,951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,481,797
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