The original Armour of God flick was simply awesome, and given that the character is an adventurer of course it lent itself very well to a sequel. This time Asian Hawk is back, flanked by chicks of many nations in the hunt for long lost Nazi gold.
Sounds good right?
There are plenty of Indiana Jones-like antics, Jackie has a good time groping and innuendo-ing the various young nubiles along the way, and there is an awful lot of creeping around in the dark and oh-so-many delightful misunderstandings…
Until they find the secret bunker where the gold is, after that it is 30 minutes of balls to the wall action.
That’s it really, this is only a minor step down from the first film, which makes it a great film in its own right.
1/ Are there any “WOW!” fights?
Yes sir, a couple of classics, especially the end one.
2/ Are there any “WOW!” stunts?
A great bike Vs car chase that looked legitimately scary, and a few miffed attempts.
3/ Which Jackie is it? Serious / Whimsical / Cocky…
Virtuous, heroic, brave and resourceful. (Sigh). And it must be said horny.
4/ Does he get to use Jackie-exclusive toys?
These are the toy films, Jackie has a motorised glider, a giant bouncy ball and an adventurer-special 4WD with every extra you can think of.
5/ Do stolen relics come up?
Is gold a relic? Yes.
6/ Are there hot chicks (that usually can’t act)?
None spectacular, but they’re there.
7/ Is there a blooper reel over the credits?
Yep, a good one.
8/ Were there injuries on the shoot? Severity?
Jackie managed to fall down a sheer wall, which cost him a bunch of skin.
9/ Has he still got it?
10/ Is it a “Jackie Chan” film, or just one he is in?
All Jackie, all the time, and this one is (finally) well directed.
Final Rating – 8.5 / 10. Not in his top 5, but a worthy entry to Jackie’s CV.