Thunderbolt (Review)

Jackie finally gets to make his dream movie, a 110 minute ad for Mitsubishi. There is a bad white guy named Cougar, a street racer and low life who is Jackie’s rival and wants him out of business.

Jackie seems to have 63 jobs, among them is a mechanic, a driver, and a vehicle inspector.

It is 30 minutes before the first fight, (it is a good fight admittedly).

Cougar wants to erase Jackie’s small garage and racing operation and nearly kills his fambly in the process. Somehow a naughty bunch of Yakuza get involved, and everything culminates in the BIG RACE at the end.

Yay. Jackie wins! (Seriously a Jackie Chan film that finihses with a race and not a fight. That’s like a porno ending with a how-to session about flower arranging.)

1/ Are there any “WOW!” fights?

2 fights. The choreography suggests that these weren’t as much a priority as the racing scenes. Jackie never seems to be in any danger.

2/ Are there any “WOW!” stunts?

Mainly car stuff. I’d watch Bond films if I wanted car stuff. (Hint: I don’t watch Bond films.)

3/ Which Jackie is it? Serious / Whimsical / Cocky…

Self indulgent.

4/ Does he get to use Jackie-exclusive toys?

These are all his vroom-vroom toys.

5/ Do stolen relics come up?

No.

6/ Are there hot chicks (that usually can’t act)?

They’re actually OK in this. What is it about hot chicks and fast cars?

7/ Is there a blooper reel over the credits?

Yes.

8/ Were there injuries on the shoot? Severity?

More car stuff. Yawn.

9/ Has he still got it?

Probly, who knows? Who cares when he’s wearing a helmet all film?

10/ Is it a “Jackie Chan” film, or just one he is in?

A Jackie Chan “This one’s just for me” film. (I’ll give you this one freebie for all the great films you’ve given over the years.)

Final Rating – 5 / 10. I don’t watch Jackie Chan films for car racing and hastily arranged fight scenes.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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