Shanghai Knights (2003)
USA / English
"A Royal Kick In The Arse
"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.
Jackie is great at stunts
I have come to the conclusion: I only go to Jackie Chan movies to see
spectacular stunts and cool fight scenes. This movie was like a dance
for guys. The fight scenes are more than punching and kicking. The fight
scenes are beautifully choreographed dances. The fight scene in England
with the gang that harassed the kid thief is a perfect example. It was
homage to the movie `Dancing in the Rain' when Jackie Chan (character John
Wayne) fought gracefully with an umbrella.
I wish there were more fight scenes and stunts in this movie. I felt the
story was boring and formulaic and the only thing redeeming was the
fights/stunts. The script was corny. Every person involved referred
was a famous person in history. This movie was the sequel to Shanghai
It was mildly funny in the first movie when Jackie Chan's character was
named John Wayne, but this movie it was done overboard. The kid thief
up being Charlie Chan. The detective at Scotland Yard is the writer of
Sherlock Holmes. Jack the Ripper even makes a lame cameo in this movie.
felt very lame and almost painful watching some parts. For instance in
end they are knighted by the Queen, Chan and Wilson bow in humility made
sick at the cheesiness of the situation. I squinted my eyes and grimaced
during most of the attempt to make an original story, but I came alive
during the action sequences of the movie.
Hopefully in Chan's next movie, there will be more stunts and fight scenes
and less dialogue.
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