Synopsis: (From back cover) “In the Japanese
theater of war, during WW2, Jackie Chan joins a crack commando unit
organized to retake a fortune stolen by the enemy during a bloody raid. The group is led by the mysterious “Devil Sergeant,” who
ruthlessly leads the men through increasingly vicious battles as they
near their objective. But
Jackie soon finds himself caught in a deadly double cross, and faces a
battle unrivaled in screen violence.
With the lives of hundreds of resistance fighters at stake,
Jackie’s forces have no choice—they must prevail.”
Debbie's Review: This
movie is nothing like what the cover suggests (which is typical of these
older re-releases that attempt to cash in on Jackie’s fame). It’s a
goofy comedy which, although it has its own kind of screwball charm I
suppose, tries way too hard to be funny. It’s got everything from
references to Rambo and James Bond, to Nazis to vampires. However,
Jackie has three really entertaining scenes in this film, which was the
second of three favors he owed to Jimmy Wang Yu in return for helping
him escape from Lo Wei and the Hong Kong triads early in his career.
Wang is the star of the film, not Jackie, and it also features the
beautiful Bridgett Lin. Jackie plays a sort of wandering con-man/thief
with a female partner.
His first scene is a hilarious mock-fight
with a gigantic Japanese fellow. The sparring match begins with a game
of one-up-manship involving who’s got a bigger cigar, followed by a
bit of priceless kung-fu clowning. In Jackie’s second scene (very
short), he and his female partner try to rob the commando unit, and not
only do they walk away empty handed, but Jackie can’t even coax a kiss out of
Lin (even by making an adorable pair of fish-lips at her!) In the
third, and funniest scene, Jackie winds up fighting a group of ninjas
clad in short leopard skins, and it’s not until he accidentally winds
up grabbing one by the front of the shirt that he realizes they are
women. The series of expressions that cross his face as he explores her
shirt are some of the funniest I’ve ever seen!
The final scene, an all-out battle between
Jackie and Wang, is surprisingly entertaining,
and actually lasts for quite a few minutes. If you are a completist,
this one does have some interesting Jackie moments, but the movie as a
whole is uneven, silly, and much too violent for a comedy.
KUNG FU SUPERCOP's Review: Only one way to say
this:Amazing film in HK cinema history.So weird its excellent.Jackie
Chan is not I reapeat not the star of the film.He is In the film for a
couple of scenes but look on the bright side,he fights in the final
fight and is the only character besides his buisness partner who does
not die.No one know's the realese date.It could be 1979,1982,1984 or
1985.I think its from 1979. The star is not even Wang yu(the killer
meteors)It is Brigette lin(police story) The story starts off as the 4
major generals getting caught by the japenese.Then About the choise of
people until they choose don wen.Don wen gets his old soldiers to help
him.They go through numerous misadventures and they meet Jackie chan a
couple of times. Cameo apperance by Adam Cheng.
Funky Dragon's Revie: WOW !!! this movie was so
cool.Its one of those movies that are so bad they are great.This is not
a Jackie chan movie.Jackie is on the cover but is only in the film for a
little bit.But he and his partner are the only ones to live in the movie
and jackie gets to have a final fight.The first part of the movie is how
the generals got caught by the Japenese.The next part has a man who
sings and robs a reataurant its hillarious.then it shows how he meets
don wen and the form the fantasy mission force.The next pearson is a
criminal who escapes from prison during a fight with a guy.Then it shows
Jackie chan and his partner who set up a plan to get money by hiring
some lookalike jackie is supossed to wrestle.They start with aa smoking
fight.Then the real wrestler comes and Jackie still beats him.They get a
run in with the police who is also just a con artist.This movie is
hillarious not hillarious because its bad but because its goofy.Next we
see a girl and a guy who are also con artists they drink a glass of beer
and shoot a pair of womens clothing off.Then they see some guy who knows
about them then thay all have a big rumble.then it shows the cop and the
girl again.the police con joins the fantasy mission force but promised
his girlfriend he would not.So she blows her house up and goes to the
place.She ends up joining it too.There are other two guys that join it
too.In the movie they get captured by amazon woman and jackie saves
them.They also goet! caught in a haunted house and have a big bloody
battle for the hostages.But what i dont get is they dont save the
generals at the end jackie and his friend runs off.I agree with ??? this
would be Rated R for violence,language and some sexual content.But you
can still watch it with your kids because it has kiddy humor.It would
have gotten a higher rating if jackie was the star.
???'s Review: I thought it was a great movie.Ok so
Jackie is not the star so what this movie has
everything.Ghosts,Comedy,Violence,refrences to James Bond and...Rocky(Yes
Rocky) The story is about a team called the fantasy mission force who
has to save hostages from the japanese.Jackie is not in the fantasy
mission force but he does help them sometimes.He and his partner are the
only ones that live through the movie and Jackie does fight with the bad
guy at the end.This is not really a kung fu movie but more of a gun
movie.Today this movie would be Rated R.The point is watch it if you
like movies with lots of action and Comedy and you wont mind if jackie
is only in the movie for a little bit.But if you dont then i dont think
you should watch it.
Score:9/10 (would have gotten a 10/10 if it was a JC
Glen M's Review:
Peculiar, that's how I'll describe this see-saw of a movie. Okay, if you
watch this movie with high expectations you'll be dissapointed, if you
did what I did and read the back of the movie (Jackie Chan and a group
of others take on Nazi's), your expectations are a little lower and you
are able to enjoy the movie a bit more. As others have mentioned,
there's not a whole lot of Jackie in it but that's still okay, I think
this was one of those movies he did as a favor to a friend if my mind is
correct. This movie's finale is amazing, histerical, and just plain
stupid, the main characters are all in a warehouse with something the
Nazi's want so the Nazi's are busting in. The Nazi's are all wearing
masks that look like a hawk's skull, a cape and they're driving cars
from the 70's and 80's (this is supposed to be in WWII). So the Nazi's
drive into the place and for some reason this pop song that sounds like
the Chinese Beach Boys kicks in as the final battle takes place.
*Spoiler* By the end, everyone dies except Jackie, which is dumb because
he was hardly in the story so i'll take a point off for that but i'll
award another point for the movie having a fatalaty by sword up the
Review: Well, OK...this one is really weird. But maybe we are missing
something here - a cultural barrier perhaps?
I remember how strange the humor of Monty Python was at first, and how
it grew on you after a while (particularly in altered states!).
One fun note - that Chinese Vampire's can only hop, and we get to see
This film also has the dubious distinction of making the "Off the
Wall" chapter in Hong Kong film guide "Sex and Zen and a
Bullet in the Head" by Hammond & WIlkins.
What little Jackie appears, he is (of course) wonderful, but if you're
looking for a Chan film, you'll be disappointed.
BUT...If you're looking for something totally crazy and off the wall and
can let go of all expectaions, I think this movie can be alot of fun. I
Part of the low score only reflects the small amount
Review: Just a few minutes with some nice moves the rest SUCKS* This one is a real
sleeping movie and dont drink some coke just to stay awake... it isn't worth it for this one.
Without Jackie I had give this one 0/10 but Jackie doin some nice things
Review: I don't know, it wasn't that bad to me. In fact, I
haven't seen it for a real long time so I will go do that right now.
From what I remember, there's lots of violence, and some comedy. You
might hate it, but just hang loose and you might be enjoying it.
Brendan's Review: Man, this movie sucks. Ranking alongside NEW FIST OF
FURY as having the worst and most incoherent storyline of any movie, EVER, this is crap, in one word. Jackie only appears for about 10-15 minutes, and has one okay fight scene, but it doesn't redeem this
"movie". Again, standard kung-fu plot for the time. You notice with these reviews that I don't do much plot discussion-that's because there isn't one in this movie. Was more violent than your average Jackie film, but in reality is not really a Chan flick. Pretty
The People's Chan's Review: This is a little old, and Wang Yu is the star, not the Chanster. A few okay fight scenes, but the plot is a total waste of