This movie was simply rubbish. There wasn't anything specific about it, but the whole movie simply seemed to be an attempt to bring Jackie Chan's silliness to the American market. He was a sensation in Hong Kong, and I am quite a fan of many of the movies he made there, but since he moved to the United States, I must admit that he career has nose dived.This movie is about a taxi driver named Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) who is hired to drive Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs) around. It turns out that Clark Devlin is a super spy, who is everything that Jimmy would like to be. Jimmy is given the run of Devlin's house, but is told that he must not touch the suit. The suit, it turns out, is a funky spy device that gives the wearer extra-ordinary powers. As you can imagine, Delvin gets incapacitated and Jimmy Tong has to come to the rescue.I found the movie predictable, and very unfunny, but then again I probably have a different sense of humour to a lot of people. However, even with …
Is this an Oscar film? No. Artistic? No. Great script? Uh-uh. Huge fun for young fans and old? Yes! I love Jackie Chan movies because Jackie Chan loves making movies, and his energy and vigor are clearly up on the screen. I think Jackie & Jennifer work better than Jackie & Chris (although I think Chris Tucker's one of the funniest actors ever) because Jackie and Jennifer have a similar energy and laidback style.I also love the wonderful dynamics of action that Jackie is the master of. Great human being as well.The James Bond guy is a great actor (Patriot) and I hope he works in American movies more often. Very cute movie! Something you can take your 10-year-old kid brother to without worrying. 8 out of 10.
Strangely, it's the moments before and after the eponymous tuxedo appears where the film is most successful. The first act is hugely enjoyable in fact; consistently laugh-out-loud funny. Jason Isaacs makes a strong impression as the Bond-like secret agent who employs Jackie Chan as his driver. In fact, he bears a strong resemblance to how Ian Fleming imagined Bond in the novels and seeing him in such a role makes you wonder if he wouldn't have been a good choice for the role after Pierce Brosnan left.But I digress. Once Chan slips on Isaacs' super-tux things get very silly, but not in a good way. It seems to be aimed squarely at the younger crowd, yet there is a nasty level of detail in a couple of horror moments that are probably unsuitable for young kiddies.The special effects are poor but not too distracting, the performances are about right for the target audience but adults may find them grating. Jennifer Love Hewitt does the best work, throwing herself into her ro…
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