Trailer for American action comedy film Rush Hour 3. Directed by Brett Ratner as usual, with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker reprising their roles as cop buddies. The duo has to travel to Paris this time to uncover secrets about a notorious triad and also to capture an assassin.
The multinational cast includes Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yvan Attal, Noémie Lenoir and Youki Kudoh. In cinemas in Malaysia and the United States in August 2007.
The film series fall into the “stupid fun” category, which is good for a few laughs but offers zero enlightenment. The first movie in 1998 is actually decent, but the 2001 sequel is pretty average despite starring Zhang Ziyi as a villain. Hope this new instalment will at least be somewhere in between.
Review – Let’s end this for good
Can’t recall from its predecessors but I’m not fond of the amount of sexual jokes in the film. I get that it’s a common thing in Hollywood action comedies but it’s disgusting when they rely too much on that. There are many warning signs in the trailer but I didn’t notice that back then.
There are still some fun moments but it’s a poor movie overall. The two main leads have lost their sparks in tandem and most stuff seems to be getting old. The actions are poor too, one of the worst I’ve seen from a Jackie Chan’s movie. It’s probably wise to end the franchise right here.
On lesser notes, the trailer focuses on Paris (not untrue) but about 30 minutes of the show is set in Los Angeles instead. Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu actually has decent screen time despite not appearing much in the teaser video; she’s also not credited as a main cast which is kinda odd.