I enjoyed this
movie. I went to see it because I saw the TV show where Jackie Chan
reveals how he creates the fight scenes in his movies. To me, how he
comes up with the ideas and executes them onscreen so fluidly is just as
Jackie Chan has a
wonderful, creative mind in the fight sequences. The props are what
sets him apart. For example, in the village fight scene he makes the
bench an interesting part of the fight, or in Paris, he makes good use of
the paint as an effective prop.
His mark on martial
arts as entertainment includes his own, new twist--humor and the everyday
things you find around you that can become your allies during a
The fight sequences in
Paris, the village, and the last fight with the bad female warlord are
great. Not only that, the
acting is actually pretty good.
And you are treated
well with the addition of the great cameos.
Jackie Chan has proven
that there is a new way to enjoy martial arts in movies.
(As a side note, for
paint horse fans--in Shanghai Noon, the paint horse acts on
cue--when the horse sits in front of the saloon, when the horse pulls down
the blanket off his back, and when it chugs down a bottle of liquor.
I'm only bringing this up because here is another movie where paint horses
show their talent).