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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 Chan Chon Wang
Owen Wilson Roy O'Bannon
Fann Wong Chon Lin
Aaron Johnson Charlie Chaplin
Aidan Gillen Lord Nelson Rathbone
Tom Fisher Artie Doyle (as Thomas Fisher)
Donnie Yen Wu Chow
Oliver Cotton Jack the Ripper
Alison King Prostitute
Constantine Gregory The Mayor
Jonathan Harvey Fagin #1
Richard Haas Street Preacher
Anna-Louise Plowman Debutante (as Anna Louise Plowman)
Georgina Chapman Debutante
John Owens Server
Director: David Dobkin
Producer: Gary Barber,Roger Birnbaum,Jonathan Glickman
Writer: Alfred Gough,Miles Millar
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 movie 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 to/or was a famous person in history. This movie was the sequel to Shanghai Noon. 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 ends 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. It felt very lame and almost painful watching some parts. For instance in the end they are knighted by the Queen, Chan and Wilson bow in humility made me 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. 6.5/10

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 6.2
Musician: Randy Edelman
Running time: 114 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3