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Shanghai Noon

A movie directed by Tom Dey

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This Is The West

  • Jun 7, 2000
Rating:
+3
Pros: Pair up of Jackie Chan & Owen Wilson, Great Script, Excellent Costumes, STUNTS!!!!!

Cons: Lucy Liu was kind of weak. (I was disappointed in her performance.)

Before I begin this review, I would like to say that the only Jackie Chan movie that I've ever seen is Rumble In The Bronx, in which I was very disappointed. I really wanted to see this movie, though. The previews with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson looked hysterical. So, my best friend Dionne25 and I went to see it tonight.

It was awesome!

The year is 1881. Chan Win (Jackie Chan) is an Imperial Guard. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu from Ally McBeal fame) gets kidnapped and brought to Carson City, NV, Win volunteers to retrieve her. Only, things don't go as planned. The train that Win, his uncle, and three other Imperial Guards are on gets robbed by some bandits led by Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson). Win's Uncle gets killed, and Win vows revenge. He and Roy suddenly become an unlikely team to save the princess Pei Pei while avoiding Indians, bandits, and the law.

There are a lot of twists and turns in this movie, which you just don't expect from a comedy. Since the movie is still in theaters, I don't want to give any of those surprises away.

Jackie Chan is absolutely amazing. We all know and appreciate that he does all of his own stunts, but to jump across a train like that? The Director must have had a heart attack just watching.

Speaking of the Director... This movie was very well directed. The stunts are amazing, camera angles wonderful, and lines given in precisely the right delivery. I certainly hope to be seeing a lot more of Owen Wilson (also in Anaconda), who was fabulous. I can't wait to run out and rent Rush Hour! I've totally become a Jackie Chan fan.

I've already recommended Shanghai Noon to several friends as well as my parents. It's a great movie.



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review by . June 07, 2000
Pros: Pair up of Jackie Chan & Owen Wilson, Great Script, Excellent Costumes, STUNTS!!!!!     Cons: Lucy Liu was kind of weak. (I was disappointed in her performance.)     Before I begin this review, I would like to say that the only Jackie Chan movie that I've ever seen is Rumble In The Bronx, in which I was very disappointed. I really wanted to see this movie, though. The previews with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson looked hysterical. So, my best friend …
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An action-comedy with a decidedly Western twist, SHANGHAI NOON features more acrobatics from superstar Jackie Chan. Chon Wang (Chan) is a dedicated member of the Chinese Imperial Guard. When the emperor's former captain, Lo Fong (Yuan), oversees an illegal operation that involves kidnapping Princess Pei Pei (Liu) and bringing her to America's wild West, it's up to Chong to save the day. Eventually partnering with the wise-cracking bandit Roy O'Bannon (Wilson), Chong uses his Eastern skills to tackle the wild West. SHANGHAI NOON is an high-kicking adventure with great comic chemistry between stars Chan and Wilson.
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Cast: Rafael Baez
Director: Tom Dey
Release Date: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (October 10, 2000)
Runtime: 1hr 50min
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