Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Jul 2016)
Brief Synopsis – This sequel takes the action to Hong Kong where the two detectives must deal with an ex-cop who is dealing with counterfeit money
My Take on it – After watching the first film, I must say, I wasn’t too thrilled to continue the series if the chemistry between the two main characters remained on a low burner like in the first one.
Fortunately, the chemistry in this one flows much better and their partnership and friendship seems more genuine even if it isn’t perfect.
I enjoyed the storyline and plot of this one more than the first one and it was nice that they were able to show the duo in both Hong Kong and in Los Angeles.
The jokes are actually even funnier in this one and were more hits than misses.
Unfortunately, this film still is lacking the extra kick that would bring it up to the level of some of the better buddy-buddy cop films.
Chan still is amazing with his choreographed fighting style while Tucker still feels out of his league here.
Bottom Line – Surprisingly the chemistry between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker is better in this film despite still not being perfect. The storyline is a bit better and I liked how they were able to showcase both Hong Kong attractions and return to LA. Jokes are funnier in this one too, but something is still lacking from making this film even better.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The scene where Carter gets the kosher meal was originally scripted to have Carter ask if Lee, “Want some of my gefilte fish?” after the stewardess left. However, Chris Tucker could not pronounce “gefilte,” so the scene never made the final cut (outtakes of this scene are in the end credits). As a nod to this, in Rush Hour 3 (2007), Carter does manage to ask a stewardess if there is gefilte fish on his flight. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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