Jack’s research leads him on a search for the lost princess from 1,000 years earlier. He is aided by dreams and messages from his ancestor General Moong Yi.
There are a couple of inventive fights early on in the piece, but the constant era criss-crossing, a confusing story and the inclusion of too many characters only highlights the fact that Jackie is slowing down here (he is 50 after all!).
All the wire-work and dodgy CGI can’t hide that, especially in the pointless ending sequence.
1/ Are there any “WOW!” fights?
One good but brief sword fight. All hand to hand stuff is inventive but obviously wire-assisted.
2/ Are there any “WOW!” stunts?
Nope, anything that would ordinarily be impressive is let down by the obvious wire-work.
3/ Which Jackie is it? Serious / Whimsical / Cocky etc…
Serious & Romantic. (But corny romantic.)
4/ Does he get to use Jackie-exclusive toys?
Yep, modern day Jack has a deluxe batchin’ pad with an indoor basketball court and personal driving range. (Not bad on an archaeologist’s wage.)
5/ Do stolen relics come up?
6/ Are there hot chicks (that usually can’t act)?
Major Yep. Mellika Sherawat (smokin’ hot) & the Princess is OK.
7/ Is there a blooper reel over the credits?
Yes, but tellingly the bloopers are all related to wire-work mishaps and faulty props.
8/ Were there injuries on the shoot? Severity?
9/ Has he still got it?
Alas no, not even flashes of the old Jackie.
10/ Is it a “Jackie Chan” film, or just one he is in?
Nope. He proves he is still agile but is no longer explosive and capable of rockin’ the house.
Final Rating – 5.5 / 10. The Myth is CGI-assisted Jackie Chan lite, and even as a non-action film it is too confusing and the ending is disappointingly bland. (I repeat: Mellika Sherawat is hotttt.)