Shanghai Knights suffers
from sequelitis; it just can't hold a candle to the original.
It follows the same format as its predecessor in a new setting.
The action scenes involving Chan are still
pretty spectacular. He is still all about sheer joy and energy
that he projects onto the screen.
For the real Jackie Chan fans, it's worth
a peek; for myself, hopefully the franchise will end right now.
Jackie Chan buddies up with Owen Wilson,
demonstrating once again the total lack of chemistry between
Add to the mix the fish-out-of-water element
(this time they're in London), an attractive Kung Fu-fighting
sister, and more anachronisms than there are funny moments in
Still, Jackie Chan is fun to watch, but
a comedy revenge film?
This is an action-comedy sequel with its
cuckoo-cowboy stars off this time on a mission to Victorian England.
The film is a more ambitious follow up,
that's filled with stunts, duels, parliamentary intrigue, and
clever walk-ons by turn-of-the-century figures.
It's silly, undemanding entertainment,
a fun mix of movie nostalgia.