The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s genre has been chosen by David of Blueprint Review and we will be reviewing our favorite Hong Kong Martial Arts Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Nov by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice David!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Hong Kong Martial Arts Movies.…
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Nov 2019)
Brief Synopsis – Jackie Chan must deal with the repercussions of his actions in the previous movie while also trying to stop a mad bomber from destroying the city.
My Take on it – This is a film that I decided to check out for this series based solely on the fact that it is a sequel to another film that I had already watched – Police Story (1985).
Jackie Chan does some great film work in this film and is a master at merging action and slapstick to gain a very pleasant effect along the way.
This is a very fun sequel even though it fails to add much to the premise of the previous film.
Chan does a wonderful job in the lead role and creates a solid action story line that allows him to find ways to add comedy and slapstick along the way.
The best part of these kind of films are the way that they present the martial arts scenes that are constantly enhanced by the addition of some amazing stunt work that is extremely dangerous for the particpants.
The added bonus in this film is the fact that they show some of the various injuries to crew members during the closing credits which attests to the danger of the stunts themselves.
The plot itself isn’t that great but for fans of the previous film, it nice to revisit some of these characters in order to see hat has happened to them since the previous story.
Bottom Line – Fun sequel that fails to add anything to the original film’s premise. Chan is great in the title role once again and manages to give a solid action story filled with some slapstick comedy along the way. The best part of these films are the martial art scenes that are enhanced by the great stunt work. The story isn’t very interesting yet for fans of the previous film in the series it’s still nice to see what happens to the characters following the events of that film. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – As shown beneath the closing credits, Maggie Cheung suffered a major head injury while trying to outrun the falling metal frames. Cheung was unable to finish the movie after this incident, so you never see her face. She is always shown from a distance. Crystal Kwok, who plays a policewoman in this movie, filled in as Cheung’s double for the remainder of the movie. (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not quite. Fun action comedy that does what it is expected to do, but not much beyond that.
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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