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A Lighthearted Action Comedy that Happens to Feature One of Chan's All Time Great Fight Scenes
on July 20, 2017
My review is for the film itself, not the vendor I purchased from who sold me what seemed to be a blatant bootleg copy of the movie. The aspect ratio was all over the place and the film's cover looked like a cheap print from a crappy color copier.
Wheels of Meals is a wacky, goofy comedy that just so happens to feature one of Jackie Chan's all time most intense and brutal fight scenes. The action as a whole is intense and doesn't always mesh with the lighter tone of the actual story. Jackie and his costar Yuen Biao are roommates who also share a business as 1980's style food truck owners. While David (Biao) does the cooking, Thomas (Jackie) skateboards around the crowd serving up orders. They cook out of a crazy food truck that features a bizarre 80's style computer that automates all the doors (for some reason). One night the duo come across Sylvia (Lola Forner from Chan's classic Armor of God): a pickpocket and thief who poses as a prostitute for easy marks. Both David and Thomas fall for Sylvia and take her under their collective wing, despite her thieving tendencies. Meanwhile, their Private Eye pal Moby (Sammo Hung from Chan's other classic Project A) learns that Sylvia is actually the long lost daughter of a rich tycoon who recently passed and willed his fortune to her. The rich man's family is now hunting for Sylvia hoping to use her to steal the fortune, while Moby's employer wants her to get the inheritance she's owed. This puts Chan and his pal on a collision course with the family's henchmen who kidnap Slyvia. The three pals break into the estate and take on the family's thugs to save the girl.
Craziest Shit You'll See Jackie Do: The film is a light-hearted action comedy for the most part, but again it is now mostly remembered for the final fight between Jackie and Benny "The Jet" Urquidez (a real life kickboxing champion). The fight scene is quite lengthy and downright brutal. Rumor has it that to make some of the slow-motion punches look more authentic, Chan and Urquidez decided to hit each other for real while packing their mouths with cotton balls for "cushioning." The fight scene is well worth checking out and you can find it in its entirety on Youtube, but the movie as a whole is worth checking out for fans.