The Tuxedo (Widescreen Edition)
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*PLOT* ~ All right, you've heard it all before. Your-average-ordinary-fellow is strangely pulled into a plot to save the world from the clutches of a man-who-plans-to-take-over-the-world-by-some-diabolical-means. And there's the beautiful-yet-acid-tongued-co-agent. You've heard it before? I'd be surprised if you haven't! The hollywood world certainly has used this basic plot numerous times. But the movie isn't all negative. The whole plot surrounding the 'tuxedo' is pretty cool! I mean, think about it! A suit you put on that can practically have you do ANYTHING! Fight, do gymnastics, dance, light a cigarette... you name it, the suit does it for you (think Inspector Gadget)!
*ACTING* ~ Jackie Chan is as always sweet and charming to watch on the screen. The very first scene he appears in where he tries to talk to 'the girl of his dreams' is especially cute. And OF COURSE his fighting always pleases!Read more ›
Chan plays Jimmy Tong, an NYC cab driver turned super-spy chauffeur/sidekick. When Tong's boss, super-spy Clark Devlin, goes down, Tong's "Alfred" assumes Devlin's "Batman" role and becomes the unlikely hero trying to stop the insidious plot of an eco-terrorist. Jennifer Love Hewitt co-stars as Chan's partner, new CSA field agent/scientist nerd chick, Del Blaine.
THE COOL STUFF:
Though Chan, self-admittedly, is getting up in age and can't quite pull-off the death-defying stunts he used to, the action in this movie is still enough to make this movie enjoyable though hardcore Chan action fans may be a little disappointed.
With the action not quite as big a focus this movie turns up the notches on the "story" element and the "humor" element. The storyline in this film is definitely more developed than a lot of Chan's older flicks imported from Asia (ie - Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike and Mr. Nice Guy).
The pairing of Chan and Love Hewitt (which sounds like as about as unlikely a couple as you could ever get) is really effective and I enjoyed how they managed to play off each other. They had good chemistry. You ain't seen nothing until you've seen Jennifer Love kicking some bad guy booty (and looking GOOD at the same time).
Tons of special effects (including the now standard "Matrix" FX) abound courtesy of Chan's "Tuxedo" which is the source of his power.
1. "The Last Emperor" of Soul including James Brown cameo
2. The bedroom scene
3. Jennifer Love getting all "Kung Fu" on the bad guys.Read more ›
The basic plot is already well described, so I won't repeat it here.
For parents: There is little of what I would call gratuitous sex. Yes, Jennifer used her charms to distract a bad guy or two. And, the bad guy's girlfriend tried to seduce Jackie Chan. However, I saw little that was truely offensive. There was some violence, as it is an action-adventure. But, the violence was quite tame for such a movie, and they tamed it without reducing the action.
For the rest: If you are looking for a movie to be profoundly affected, pass it up. If you want to be entertained for a couple of hours, go for it. You won't be disappointed. There is a lot of action and humor, and the story is unique.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Funny, action packed a really good movie. I really love Jackie Chan.Published 5 months ago by Vivian Dinsmore
ANOTHER GREAT JACKIE CHAN MOVIE WITH A BONUS JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT I LIKE THE PLOT IN THIS MOVIE AND OF COURSE HE DOES HIS OWN STUNTS AND USUALLY HAS WERE HE DOES STUNTS AND DOESN'T... Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Dragon/Wind Ninja
Have always been a fan of Jackie Chan --- very far fetched this show but thoroughly entertaining ----Published 7 months ago by Ann
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