Wheels on Meals (Kuai can che) (Powerman) (Weapon X) Reviews
This is another one of those comedic movies from Jackie Chan, Summo Hung and Yuen Biao, which is very much like the others that they released earlier on in there careers. This movie is based in Spain were cousins Thomas (Jackie Chan) and David (Yuen Biao) have there mobile fast food business. Whilst visiting Thomas's sick dad in hospital, they sight a nice looking girl, who happens to be his dads girlfriends daughter but Thomas can't pluck up the courage to speak to her. They then see her again as a prostitute in the red light district while they are serving food to customers and she uses there van as an escape because she has been caught pick pocketing a punter. They then decide to take her in but her stealing ways get the better of her and she ends up taking there money and there next door neighbours car. There good friend Moby (Sumo Hung) has been asked to look after a detective agency and he's been given a case to find the girl who stole from Thomas & David. Very confusing! Anyway, it turns out that the girl is an heiress and she is due to inherit a lot of money from her dead father within 14 days, so Sumo Hung has to find her so her fathers brother doesn't inherit the money. The brother then sends out his elite squad to kidnap the girl so he can inherit the money but Thomas, David and Moby come to her rescue by fighting off the many goons that are out to get her. I must admit, a lot of these silly films that Jackie Chan starred in earlier on in his career had some detailed storylines that would be good movies if they were taken seriously. This film wasn't as bad as a lot of the other movies that I have seen during this Jackie Chan season but it still could have been a lot better if it wasn't for the awful comedic script. Like I have said many times before, the action scenes are impressive along with the death defying stunts and the attention to detail during the car chases but I'm struggling to find the comedy funny. The acting wasn't as bad as I was expecting and I liked the training scenes at the beginning but I'm still struggling to keep my eyes open during some of he's movies. Average!
This is another movie directed by Sammo Hung, which might explain the silly comedy throughout the movie. As usual, the chemistry between Chan, Hung and Biao is great and you can tell that they have made many movies together. It seems like Chan broke up there tight family when he moved to America to try and conquer the English market with movies like the Medallion, the Rush Hour franchise and the Tuxedo. Anyway, this was a watchable movie but the comedy was awful.
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/comedy/crime/martial arts movies starring Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. 4/10
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