Thursday, January 24, 2013
CZ12 (2012) - Chinese Action
Today finally we decided to check out “Jack Reacher” and were shocked to see that they had only one show running that too in the evening hence had to settle for “Chinese Zodiac”. And what a wonderful surprise it turns out to be. I had no idea that it was a reboot of “Armour of God” franchisee and a movie which holds two Guinness Records for Jackie Chan - "Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor" and "Most Credits in One Movie". High adrenalin stuff yet again from Jackie – kudos to him that he is able to do all that at this age, commendable stuff. The only turn off in the movie was that 20% of its dialogues are in French and another 20% in Chinese with no subtitles (at least in theater) but anyways – who cares about dialogues in a movie which is totally action packed. The opening sequence itself which had Jackie in half a dozen skates is unbelievable but gorgeous stuff followed by one after another damn good fighting sequences. It was actually like seeing Armour of God yet again shot in a new premise – they even had those two legendry scenes of the girl shooting the machine gun mistakenly and the ending scene of Jackie going downhill in a huge ball – although a little different yet damn good. It was indeed great to see a JC movie after a long time on big screen – we had a lot of fun watching this. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet – it’s a great one time watch if nothing else.