Just finished Jackie Chan’s new film CZ12 (OR Chinese Zodiac). Wasn’t planning to watch this kind of action movie until I heard it was about cultural relics lost overseas.
A very fluent movie, as if a work from the Hollywood production line — and this is no derogatory. Hollywood production line is pretty mature, whereas most Chinese movies are still not fluent in telling stories. Some supporting roles even disappear in the middle of a movie, making the story line incomplete. Although there’s nothing new in CZ12, but there’s surely something Chinese movie could learn from.
Also a patriotic movie. Too many Chinese films talking about “BIG problems of the country”, but few directors realize people DO NOT want to know the big problems, they just want to have fun in the theater during new year. CZ12 also satirizes the British and the French who destroyed and stole the cultural relics most: “You’re speaking Chinese to a FRENCH DOG??” This made my day! 😀
The heroin Ms. Long-and-Pretty-Legs fights well! She and the French girl do make a nice couple. 😛 Some high-tech machines are impressive, especially the 3D printer!
I don’t think this film can be aired in France. XDDDDDD But I do hope that I can watch a 3D version in the US. Americans will pay to see Jackie Chan won’t they?