a summer movie delivers all it promised to be...then some!
Chan is always just wonderful to watch rip through his kinetic
flawlessly executed action packed scenes. They are continually
unique in their choreography, and done without the "oh-so-easy-to-make-it-look-cool-over-used-Matrix"
computer generated FX effects. It's really Jackie doing all that
Chris Tucker is just a national treasure. Sure, he's tall and
midnight snack edible, but it's his comic timing that's truly
magical. He's a guy, in the handful of worthies roaming Hollywood,
that's actually worth the 20 bazillion they pay him to bring his
brand of rabid- man- chatter-box comedy to the screen.
two bring their chemisty to, dare I say, one of the best sequels
since The Godfather spawned all those little Godfathers years
ago -- of course with 1/5 the drama...Okay, The Godfather's a
bad metaphor --you get my drift! It's the ying and yang of the
two that's so enjoyable. The lethargic until provoked Cheif Inspector
Lee, played by Chan is again partnered with LAPD Detective Carter,
played by the "world's fastest mounth" Tucker. This
odd couple of the millenium are mesmerizing to watch. And
ad to this mix the fact that Jackie Chan's English is highly reminiscent
of Warner Oland's version of the notoriously accented Chinese
fellow Charlie Chan and you're going to have to prick your ears
up throu-out the whole crazy thing hoping not to miss anything
I am still scheduled for three more "Ice Tub"
therapy sessions at the day spa after Tucker's half naked black
man at the massage parlor scene! Is that man single? Christopher's
been sneaking to Billy Blank's for some gorilla Tai bo-ing or
something. Slurp! Jackie's body's a steel man-panal of perfection
as well, but Tucker is about two feet taller, and frankly more
Goes, Inspector Lee has invited his friend Det. Carter to Hong
Kong for some rest, relaxation, hiding the rainbow role, and karaoke...They're
already squabbling about the itinerary Lee has planned when the
inspector is contacted and requested to investigate a bombing
at the American Embassy, where two Americans have been blown into
human skin hand rolls over at the American Embassy. Yech.
appears to be an attack by the notorious Fu Cang Long chapter
of the evil Triads (Asian Mafia). Lee bamboozles Carter in to
assisting him on the case. They must find Ricky Tan (John Lone).
the leader, the king fish, the big boat, in this part of the Kowloon.
Smooth as Vin Diesel's manly biceps, Tan's a business man simple
but hardly pure. Ricky Tan and Inspector Lee have a history together.
Their terrible bond is one of the reason's Lee is still alive
to pursue criminals while other officers, fighting the Triads,
are tossed in the trash with the old green tea water.
Carter does not want to get involved. This is his vacation He
switches his "verbal whine button" on high and yells
at Lee about being not flying across the world to play cop for
a while but then, the cop in him takes over and the Hunan hootenanny
two learn the Fu Cang Long Triad along with Tan are involved in
mass producing a booty so precious the whole world's economy could
be effected. WOW! They need to find out how and where they're
planning to launch the evil plan, and try not to get killed by
the ass-kicking she-devil hench woman Hu Li (Ziyi Zhang). This
girl needs some Midol and a bagg-o-Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups
to take "edge" off. Meow.
Chan is a pleasure to watch. Sure, his English is sometimes laughable,
but he makes up for it with expert, dynamic martial arts. Your
blown away with every choreographed stunt this guy lays out before
your shell-shocked eyes. And, he's really quite a good comic;
subtle, but powerful with his wit.
Tucker is all about comedy. Sure, he kicks a wee bit-o-butt, but
it's the comedy that gives him his mega-watted stardom. He's a
sensation. His rapid-fire delivery of non-stop banter is so enjoyable
it will almost make you want to stay for the next showing so you
can catch what you missed the first time.
chickbabe ninja babe who played Jen Yu, from Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon, Farting Amphibian, Ms.Ziyi Zhang plays Triad über
meany Hu Li and she's ripping the screen up. Ziyi delivers machine
gun speed martial arts and a frozen, bubbling sinister ice bitch
that will chill you to the bone.
Sanchez, a new Latin beauty, is going to catch attentions as Isabella
Molina. She's perfectly cast as Chan's quazi-love interest-with
the "is-she-or-isn't-she a-bad-gal" tag. Rosalyn looks
like a cross between Cher and Catherine Zeta-- minus the pseudo-stick
on her ass or reconstructive surgery... Hopefully she'll start
to snag some of the Penelop Cruz's roles...Who's not tired of
her already? Cruz not Sanchez.
Cheadle has a small, powerful bit. When will they give him more?
Hour 2 is riveting! It's also well written; they have an interesting
crime, a semi-love story, heaps of action and Tucker's always
hysterical non-stop arguing with Chan. This is one helluva a sequel.
Recommendation: Rainbow Rolls and Chinese Soul Food
with the beautiful chickbabe Rosalyn Sanchez ( Isabella Molina)
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ziyi Zhang, Rosalyn Sanchez, John Lone,
Don Cheadle and Alan King
by: Bret Ratner
Rush Hour 2
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