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Jackie Chan ("Rush Hour" franchise, "Shanghai Noon") stars as Ah Keung, a cop from Hong Kong who comes to New York City to attend his uncle's wedding. He plans a little relaxation, a little sightseeing and little work at the family grocery store. Somebody forgot to tell Ah that the grocery store sits in the middle of the South Bronx, America's toughest 'hood... and ground-zero of a crime war. Now, caught between the mob and a ruthless motorcycle gang, Ah shows--after inflicting much pain on gangsters all around--that this seemingly average guy is a world-class daredevil and martial arts master. Anita Mui ("The Legend of Drunken Master," "Ji ji") also stars as Elaine. Cantonese Language Film with English dubbed version.]]>
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This was the first Jackie Chan movie I ever watched and it took some arm twisting to get me to sit down to watch it. When I did sit down, it was with the attitude that I already hated this movie and Jackie Chan. That didn't last!
Jackie Chan is not your typical martial arts tough guy. He's got an increadible sense of humor and he is able to laugh at himself. That part comes through in all the movies that I've seen him in and it certianly comes through in Rumble in the Bronx. He is also an increadible athlete/stuntman/martial artist! The combination is very entertaining.
Rumble has a cheesey plot and some cheesey acting in it, but it's a great movie and only Jackie Chan could pull it off so well. If the thought of watching a martial arts film is a huge turn off to you, but you like action moves and comedys ... you will not be disapointed with Rumble in the Bronx.
An action comedy, "Rumble in the Bronx" features Jackie in the big city, New York (actually Vancouver, with mountains visible in the background in several scenes). It's a strangely clean and orderly version of the Big Apple, but no matter. Pretty soon, Our Man Chan fights a motorcycle gang, protects a store, helps a girl and her wheelchair-bound little brother, and pilots a hovercraft in a surprisingly uplifting ending.
Fresh and colorful, "Rumble" won't please the arthouse crowd, and probably doesn't even rank with Jackie's top flicks; I'll leave that for the hardcore Jackie fans to decide. But Jackie's joy in his work is contagious, and here, he's at his good-hearted best. Not only does he poke fun at himself in several scenes, but he also can't even stay mad at the kids who battered him senseless with bottles in an alley. Although the disk features a full-screen version, make sure you watch the widescreen DVD so you can enjoy all the delightful and creative fight choreography, including an amazing sequence where Jackie kicks butt with pinball machines. Also starring Bill Tung, who always seems to play "Uncle Bill" in Jackie's movies.
I typically try to steer clear of movies where the main character has the same name as the actor portraying him, but for Jackie Chan, I'll make an exception.
If you've grown tired of Chan's ridiculous wise-cracks (see: "Rush Hour"), and childish plots (see: "The Tuxedo"), then "Rumble in the Bronx" is the movie for you. Pay no attention to the weak acting or the paper-thin plot, the focal point of this movie is the heart-stopping action sequences.
"Rumble in the Bronx" is much more than flying fists and death-defying stunts, there's also a lesson to be learned. Jackie reminds us, "Don't let the situation change you. Change it."
Something to think about.
The Story: Jackie's character travels to New York to attend his uncle's wedding and help at his supermarket. He unwittingly gets into a war with the neighborhood motorcycle/street gang, which in turn becomes unwittingly involved in a high-stakes diamond heist operation.
1. The initial supermarket fight scene.
2. The motorcycle gang's pursuit of Jackie in a parking structure.
3. The hovercraft scene.
THE DVD FEATURES:
Somewhat limited in the special features section, the DVD nonetheless includes a nice short bio on Chan himself including a complete filmography (up to the point that the DVD was published anyway...) as well as the original movie theater trailer for Rumble In the Bronx.
Overall, this is another great outing from Jackie and whether you purchase, rent or borrow, this is a recommended film for all action movie/martial arts film/Jackie Chan fans.
The film uses Chinese and Canadian actors and stunt performers. The Hong Kong version was longer and it had a moody, downbeat music score. Chan sang a Cantopop song during the outtake reel. The US version uses a punk rock song by Ash during the credits. J. Peter Robinson was hired to compose an energetic music score for the film's US release. The late Anita Mui and the late Bill Tung co-star. Francoise Yip plays a gangmember's girlfriend. In the film, Ah Keung(Chan) tries to protect his uncle's shopping center from low lives. Ah Keung, his friends, and the low lives are in danger as armed mobsters search for missing diamonds. The film abruptly ends in a cartoonish way. The multi-racial gangmembers in the film are goofy and stereotypical. Rumble in the Bronx is not Chan's best film, but it is more fun than The Big Brawl(1980) and The Protector(1985).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The ride begins, and you're taken down a grand cityscape filled with fun animatronic characters and crazy 90s color schemes. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Peter Stoia
It shocks me that New Line and Warner still can't release the HK cut of the movie. Considering Japan has had it on DVD for a long time. And now even Blu-Ray.Published 3 months ago by ConleyC
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