The Lucky Stars go to Japan. Probably
because they’re popular there.
Even though 1985 was probably the busiest year for Chan, he still
managed to do a surprising amount for this film. Easily the best of the lot if you’re a Chan fan who
doesn’t care too much for all the Lucky Stars stuff - and let’s face
it, that’s most of us. He
gets a good bit of the start of the movie (along with Yuen Biao this
time in a more prominent role), a bit in the middle, and an entertaining
fight in a funhouse that has some lethal surprises.
Other than that, though, it’s still a Lucky Stars film.
The guys try again to molest
the woman (a different trick is used in every Lucky Stars movie – and
it always ends in disaster for the hapless goons).
While most regard these devices as being sexist at best, I offer
here a different perspective, hitherto unvoiced by anyone who’s ever
reviewed these movies. The
guys are always shown as leering, idiotic wretches, while the women are
always dignified (if a little gullible).
Therefore, it seems to me that the male sex gets the rough deal
most of the time. But
enough of gender politics: is it funny?
The answer is: not really, no.
So to summarize: A few good
gags, a few good fights, and the best entry in the whole Lucky Stars
series. And if you get the
subtitled print, there’s a scene involving a gormless gang of Chu-Chow
speakers, which is funny in a mildly xenophobic way.
Adam Celander's Review: One of
Jackie Chan,s better films. The fight scenes are cool and the humor is
very funny at times.
M's Review: This was quite the dissapointment. The comedy ideas were
awesome but come on! The scene where one ties up the girl and the other
guy come sin went on for like 6 minutes!! It was funny for what? 2
SECONDS? Please do not let this mark lead you to believe i'm Jackie
biased, I love Baio and Sammo.
Master's Review: What a crazy film! I recently bought it because Jackie Chan was supposedly the star, and Samo Hung was a star too (I like him also). After watching it, I found out:
1. I wasted my money. ($19.98)
2. I wasted my time. (99 minutes)
3. This is a very boring and stupid film. (Don't buy it)
4. Jackie isn't even the star! (Good God)
So, in other words:
DON'T BUY IT! (Unless you're collecting all his films, good or bad - like
Joe's Review: Stupid
movie with a couple good fights. All it is is fight, get the woman, ok
joke, get the woman, fight, o-k joke, repeat.
Adam JC fan's Review: This movie was not really that good. The only thing that kept me going was the fight scenes. The comedy was horrible.
Review: The whole comedy emphasis can be a bit much- but this is by far the best of the Lucky Stars series. The comedy is often annoying and very offbeat to say the least. A few cool fights, but I'd be tempted to call this comedy-action rather that