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The story revolves around Ryu Saeba (Jackie Chan) who is hired to track down a run-away heiress. He ends up on a luxery liner, trapped between his jealous secretary, the attractive heiress, a sexy gun-toting female agent, and a group of terrorists bent on capturing the ship and holding the passengers for ransom. And all Ryu wants is a bite to eat... he made the mistake of skipping breakfast!
If you typically pick up Jackie Chan movies for the amazing stunts, this might not be the film for you; there really isn't much of that kind of action here, until the climactic scenes. However, if have an appreciation for slap-stick and screwball comedies, I recommend this flick highly!
My favorite part in the entire movie is where Jackie Chan is electricuted and imagines himself in a video game where he can change characters and has special powers to fight of the main villian.
I was a little lost however on some of the roles of various characters in the film as I have never read, nor seen the original Japanese cartoon strip from whence this movie was pulled from. But the confusion doesn't really get in the way of watching and enjoying this movie.
Just one more little thing; its probally best to watch this movie in its original language as the English track doesn't have Jackie's voice over, unlike in some of his other dubbed films. As long as you don't mind reading subtitles. Otherwise you'll love this movie....after all, who doesn't like Jackie Chan?
I first saw this as a low qulity fansub, so finding the DVD was very nice. I've never seen the City Hunter anime (or read the manga), but this movie certianly makes me want to! If you get a laugh out of seeing anime-style humor (falling down, giant mallets, etc.) done in REAL LIFE, then you'll love this! The Street Fighter scene is definately the best (and I'll leave it at that so it's not runined for people who have never seen it). Another great scene is the performance of "Gala Gala Happy", which is a cool song IMO.
If you're an anime fan who likes Jackie Chan, then buy this NOW! If you're not an anime fan, but like Jackie Chan, then you will probably enjoy this. And if you're [insert what you are here], you may or may not like it, but I suggest buying it anyway, because there's a better chance that you will like it than not.
At some point you may end up turning this movie off before the end arrives, if you are not into such a goofy film. However, the ending is rewarding with a strong 5 minute fight with Jackie Chan against Richard Norton. Easily the best entertaining fight in the film, the Richard Norton character beats up Chan repeatedly with 2 short poles that can change into numchucks. Jackie does some cool small stunts using chairs and tables in the scene. There is also 2 fights with Jackie against the Gary Daniels charcater. The first fight is pretty short in a cabin on the cruise ship. The 2nd fight is just the silliest darned thing I have ever seen. Street Fighter video game fans might enjoy it. Jackie is thrown into an arcade machine, electricuted, and begins to take the form of various Street Fighter 2 characters, while Gary Daniels is Ken. The scene is no more than for laughs. The fight is set to look like someone is button mashing the controls to the game. When Chan becomes Chun Li, that was actually pretty funny.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, I LOVE Jackie Chan --including his voice-- which means I can't stand to watch this because it ain't Jackie talking. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly Howard
Wacky fun for gamers and anime fans, this goofy but funny live-action romp is like an anime' come to life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mark Paul Suszko
I great up watching this on VHS (remember those ;-) ?). I'm a big fan of Jackie Chan and this movie was a real winner. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Lao
I love Jackie Chan. He's one of my favorites. But, my youngest son loved it. I think it appeals to the more younger generation.Published on July 8, 2013 by Judy Wethington
This is sort of a weird comedy for Jackie to have done, but it is based upon a popular Japanese cartoon character, so, I guess that's why it's so weird. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Robbie J Steed
I actually enjoy this movie with my kids. Buy it if you have nothing else to do in your boring ass life.Published on November 3, 2012 by Max.89
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