Wheels on Meals (Kuai can che) (Powerman) (Weapon X) Reviews
June 18, 2010
This is a little old but its not a bad check. I'm always entertained by "Jackie Chan" and when you throw in "Sammo-Hung" and "Biao Yuen" then of course its going to be fun and silly, mostly silly.
The good news is that it has a generous amount of kick butt action, I've seen better lately but remember, it was made in 1984, 24 years ago!
A nice comedy flick that comes with kicks!
October 25, 2006
Cool Hong Kong-style car chases, kung fu and stunts on the Coasta Brava.
June 24, 2006
Intresting and unique! Jackie in Spain - and kickin ass!!
July 27, 2011
Yes, it has some nice fights but I think Chan made much better movies than this one. Moreover I did not like the humor in this movie, it is a bit bizarre anddifferent from the other Jackie films.
December 31, 2010
Jackie Chan vs Benny Urquidez is one of, if not the best one-on-one fight scene ever filmed! Ridiculous!
July 15, 2007
Wheels on Meals has the advantage of featuring not only Sammo but his old buddies Yuen Biao and Jackie Chan. The narrative takes place in Spain, where Yuen and Jackie runs a portable fastfood parlor in their pimped out van. Sammo is a private dick who's hired by a mysterious man to search for a mother and her daughter whom haven't been seen for 20 years. Wheels on Meals is a very light hearted affair that uses its exotic setting and its tremendous cast to full advantage. Jackie even gets to show off his mad skateboard skillz. Yuen's father is hospitalized in an insane asylum that looks like a luxury chateau from Last Year at Marienbad, and Sammo shows great sensitivity when it comes to touchy subjects such as mentally insane. Likewise is the theme of prostitution, which is approached honestly and nobly. Sammo gives most of the screentime to Yuen and Jackie who display impressive physical skills but are not in the same league as Sammo when it comes to comedy.
May 29, 2008
The second "three brothers" film. Not quite as good as Project A, still awesome though. Contains what many consider Jackie Chan's best on screen fight with Benny 'the jet' Urquidez.
July 11, 2007
Finally rewatched this again. Brilliant as ever, even 13 years after I saw it as a wee lad of only 8 years old! I love how the final showdown doesn't care that it happens all of a sudden. It just kinda throws narrative out the window and rolls with it. =p
September 11, 2013
A fantastic film Jackie Chan and his companions come in with a blast has its funny moments and its action moment but the final showdown is really worth it
March 29, 2011
The movie was great, pretty funny.
August 2, 2013
The film draws from the first frame and does not let go until the very end credits. Definitely one of the best films in a career not only Sammo Hung, but Jackie Chan. Stunts and fights are delivered at the highest level, and the final fight between the characters of Jackie and world kickboxing champion Benny Urkidezom, I think, one of the best in his career FEB all kinemetagrofe.
September 26, 2012
Not only does this have some of the greatest stunts and fights of all time (especially the bout with Benny the Jet), but there is a great cast with genuine humor throughout! This may be my favorite Chan flick.
February 4, 2013
A cool and entertaining martial-arts comedy with the genius collaborations of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. The story is very basic but it has some nice humor and one of the best fight scenes on screen (Jackie Chan vs Benny Urquidez, and Biao Yuen + Sammo versus some thugs). It's an old school, classic film with some ridiculously impressive stunts and action that skillfully blends the talents of the three into a jaw-dropping flick.
November 25, 2012
Wheels on Meals (1984) REVIEW: The martial art stunts and the car chase was pretty spectacular but overall, the entire thing felt lazy almost as if Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao made a movie during their vacation, loads of fun but nothing too special. I give the film a 50% + an 8% for the hot leading lady.
- Jays RATINGS 58%
August 10, 2011
Wheels On Meals, Directed by Sammo Hung, Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Biao Yuen. One of major-films of the trio (often called Big Brothers in East-Asia). This film should set the theme and foundation for most of the films coming up with the unique plot of the film. Jackie Chan's fight with Benny Urquidez is considered one of best fights ever filmed. I consider this film to be one of my top favorite films from Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan.
May 3, 2012
Not a great movie, but has its funny momments.
February 25, 2012
Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung are meant to be on screen with each other. An excellent example of comedy and kung-fu together.
December 16, 2011
I had heard alot about this some 19 years ago when I was really getting into Hong Kong action cinema (thanks to John Woo). Now I can say after seeing alot of Jackie and Sammo's work that this isn't as good as others but does offer some solid action entertainment. Sammo is really funny at times and there are a couple good fight sequences, but overall this is more silly plot than anything. Overall a decent movie, please see it in it's original language and read the subtitles. Much better than the dub.
September 10, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
(1984) Wheels on Meals (aka Meals on Wheels)
(In Chinese with English subtitles)
(English dub by Japanese)
The second pairing of Jackie, Samo Hung and Yuen Baio which is like the Chinese equivalent of the 'Three Musketeers' without so much use of swords replacing it with hard hitting martial arts! This film also marks the first film appearance of real life martial artist Benny "The Jet" Urquidez who has a perfect kickboxing record before retiring! It was also marked the first film of Jackie's that was filmed overseas, in this case Spain. Great musical score, topping it off with an awesome fight between Jackie and Benny which were hitting each other for real! ( it can be viewed on youtube). Real life kickboxer Keith Vitali makes an appearance as well!
Read very carefully about the behind the scenes of this is also intriguing as well such as on the making this film, off camera Benny "The Jet" would go to all the dojos all over Spain and challenge some of their best fighters! That for every hit and block, that it would be necessary for them to rest before continuing, block and then rest, hit and then rest for 5 minutes for every hit and block! Read that according to co-star Keith Vitali while Benny would hold some of his punches, Jackie would not- notice the latex rubber gloves on Jackie's hands!
Was a major hit in Japan which resulted in making their own English dubbed version using Japanese voices speaking English with of course a Japanese accent. What is unusual is that the Japanese version is longer than the original theatrical version which includes outtakes that is not shown on the Chinese version. One scene memorable was an accidental hit by Benny "The Jet" onto Jackie's neck before shaking it off!
This film I'm basing it on is purely on action and nothing else!