My Lucky Stars (Fuk sing go jiu) (Winners & Sinners 2: My Lucky Stars) Reviews
Well worth a rental.
In total there are only 3 fighting scenes and compared other movies of this trio they are bleak. We see Biao Yuen in the first and the last 10 minutes only. Even Jackie Chan is like in a supporting role. Sammo Hung's gang is not funny but ridiculously and meaninglessly stupid and they have very long scenes that add nothing to the plot. The plot is generally weak in 80s Hong Kong movies but this one is the worst.
Jackie Chan plays a cop named Muscles, who gets into trouble with the Yakuza. When Muscles's partner is captured, he recruits his old orphanage buddies to help him out, despite the fact that he betrayed their leader during a robbery years ago.
The movie starts out with a great action scene, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao fight ninjas in a carnival. Then there is some mild comedy with the other characters, but with a fantastic showdown in which each character fights their own opponent. Some hard-hitting, fast, and furious fighting and impressive choreography.
As for Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing this is more a comedy with kung fu than a kung fu movie with comedy (as Jackie Chan can do). The jokes are a bit childish and you can be a bit tired of waiting for some action.
Hopefully the last part of the movie sees Jackie coming back and you can enjoy some good action scenes, if you do not fear to see Sammo Hung Kam-Bo in a yellow pajama.
At the end, a very usual movie, meaning a good moment waiting for a surprise.