Wheels on Meals
In this Spanish-set movie, Moby (Sammo Hung) is promoted to detective
when his boss leaves town due to some unfortunate business with some
local loan-sharks. He is soon charged with the task of tracking down a woman who
stands to inherit a fortune. Unknown
to him, his two friends David and Thomas (Yuen Biao and Jackie Chan -
who run a mobile fast-food restaurant unforgettably titled Everyone’s
Kitchen) have already made her acquaintance – plying her trade in the
oldest profession. David
and Thomas befriend her (even though she has a nasty habit of stealing
their money) and when she is kidnapped by a dastardly uncle (who wants
the fortune for himself, naturally) the three come together to help.
It’s hard to think of this as anything but a Jackie Chan movie, so
prominently does he feature in it.
Sammo directed, but must have known that people would rather see
Jackie as the star. Jackie
isn’t normally as generous!
this is a classic. Set in
Barcelona (where even Italian adulterers speak fluent Cantonese) this
movie is pure fantasy. Nothing
here could possibly happen in the real
world – but who really cares? The
movie has such enthusiasm and wistfulness that you’d have to be pretty
mean-spirited to dislike it. The
plot is solid (but totally ga-ga, of course), the humour is, well,
quaint, and the fights are awesome.
Nowhere else do you see Yuen Biao, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung
showing their talents so effectively in one movie.
Some say that Jackie is best under the direction of Sammo, and
while I don’t totally agree, you certainly see what they’re getting
at with this one. Added to
this is the storming of the medieval castle (which provides some great
gags and stunts) and of course the much talked about duel between Jackie
and Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, which is now so widely seen that no
explanation is necessary. In
true fantasy style, our heroes defeat the wicked villain in the end and
live happily ever after. You
finish this one thinking that maybe the world isn’t such a grim place
after all. Amen to that.
Anonymous Review: thuis is an entertaing martial arts film where jackies fight agaisnt benny urquidez is one of the best fights jackie has been involved in. Note: in an interview benny said that in compering sanmmo hung and jackie chan he said that sammo is the best fighter but jackie is the best akrobat
HERVEY TAYLOR's Review: Wheels on
Meals is a comedy. It has little action in it. It does have a good fight
at the end. Now, don't get me wrong, this is a good movie for lovers of
Hong Kong Cinema and Jackie Chan. But it is a bit slow at times. When
you watch the finale, though it does make up for it. I must say that
Chan vs. Benny was awesome.
Score: 7/10 Final fight 10/10
THENEXTJACKIECHAN's Review: I watched this movie about when i was about 10 and i didnt think it was all that good. now im 14 and im a martial artist and i have been learning all the martial art there is like gung fu, tae kwon do ,judo ,hapkido and more.than i got bored one day and watched Wheels on meals again. In my head I said WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW this is awesome look at Jackies moves and look at Benny's.look at the kicks its awesome. Than i found out that some of the fight was REAL and i just watched it over and over again. Never miss the last fight or wheels on meals will be crap on meals.
Score: 15 for Benny's roundhouse kicks and Jackie's boxing
REVIEW.THIS MOVIE IS A GOOD MOVIE BUT CAN GET A BIT BORING AT SOME TIMES
Eternal baby b-boy's Review: Whoa....man this movie is really cool! Especially the fight scenes in this movie. The '' 3 bros.'' in this movie are the best. If you rent or buy this movie DON'T miss the first and last parts of this movie(Jackie Chan VS. Benny 'the jet' Urquidez)! Also don't miss the skateboarding scenes!
Review: First movie I've seen with the "Terrible trio" Striked
me that they were so much (sorry English is NOT my native language) oke
that they were so much "3 characters filling in the other one's
needs". Jackie was just the nice guy, Yuen was the "easily
taken over buy a smile" guy, Sammo was just the "want to make
a buck out of ANYTHING" guy...so seemed to very worlds apart...
Airk's Review: Branded by some as either the funniest kung-fu movie
of all time, and/or having the greatest fight sequence of all time, this
requires much speculation. I personally didn't think the humor or
the end fight scene were all that amazing, but they were still on the
high side. It is, however, perfect at what it tries to be: nothing
of JC's Review: I just came over
that page and I pretty like it. There's just one thing that makes me a
little "angry". Where the hell is the big fat perfect
"10" for this movie!?
Joe's Review: Argggg. Bad movie that was really bad, saved by a great fight at the end. Rent it, just to see the ending, otherwise this movie, well, sucks.
Review: This movie is real good, All the smart thinking, comedy and stunts with a real good story
too. You get happy to see this one and you get dangerous after the end fight
because that's one of the best I have ever seen.
Adam JC fan's Review: This movie was ok. Some humor. The fight scenes were ok.
Brendan's Review: I wasn't a big fan of this movie- the storyline is pretty awful. The comedy ain't particularly great either. The fight with Benny "The Jet" Rodriquez" redeems it a LOT, but I still don't think a lot of this film. If you don't like the Lucky Stars series much, chances are you probably won't think this is too great either.