Posted on 8/14/07 05:23 PM
To be as blunt and as fair as i can be if you liked the first two you'll like this one. Rush Hour has always to me been a fun buddy cop movie perfect for a lazy night at home, i've never deemed it masterful, or bad but it's just one of those good hearted, harmless, movies that are there just to have a good time. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are back and still bring to the table what they brought in the first two only this time they play off of each other a lot better.
The martial arts is a little more comical this time around versus the well choreographed fights in the first two this time with a very Kung Fu Hustle feel. Of course it wouldn't be Rush Hour without stereotypical humour and man do the asians get lampooned by every stereotype in the book. It is however all in good fun non of it is mean to be offensive and it clearly isn't intending to be mean or illspirited.
The franchise should end with this film because while the humour is enjoyable and the kung fu is fun you begin to wonder what the piont is and it shouldn't take you more than three movies to figure out that there is no point. Brett Ratner is trying to publicise his name now after the stunning success of X-Men: The Last Stand like it or not that baby made mega cash and i think Rush Hour 3 should be his last stab at his franchise because step one in making your name well known to everyone but pi$$ed of X-Men fans is gonna be hard to do when you make nothing but rehashed sequels to every film you do.
I liked the movie for what it was a harmless buddy comedy filled with it's genre cliches, over the top humour, and hilarious antics. Is the movie good? well i would say no not really is it good for what it is? absolutley it's a great popcorn flick to see with your friends and have a good laugh. Hating this movie is like hating Dumb and Dumber or Austin Powers it's just so damn hard to do. The slapstick and loud mouth humour are most of the reasons to see the film that and the sometimes cool sometimes ridiculous martial arts sequences as well.
Rush Hour 3 is just fun plain and simple it's enjoyable for what it is and doesn't pretend to be a bigger movie than it is, unlike many of the years blockbusters. If you're going on a major rant about how much you hated the campyness than you really are wasting your time because Rush Hour 3 is easily forgetable.