Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jackie Chan - The Myth |
Actors: Jackie Chan, Hee-seon Kim, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Mallika Sherawat, Ken Lo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
An archeologist is seeking to discover the location of the greatest artifact in chinese history - as well as his own destiny. Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 11/25/2008 Run time: 95 minutes Rating: Pg13
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Sherrie S. from FRANKLIN, WI
Reviewed on 7/22/2016...
We really enjoyed the movie. If you are a Jackie Chan fan, grab this one. No foul language, no up-close mass violence, just Jackie Chan doing his thing.
Mixed historical myth with modern day archaeological science stuff.
It was entertaining.
Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 7/7/2010...
Interesting mix of time travel and Eastern Mysticism. Better than the average Jackie Chan movie, but still lots of action.
30 great minutes crammed into an hour and a half
curtis martin | Redmond, WA, USA | 11/15/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Jackie Chan's The Myth has two great action sequences and a couple of super-hot chicks...and that's about it. I've seen the original Chinese cut and I've seen the shorter US version, and my opinion of both is about the same--the longer version just has more dull stuff in between the sequences of cool stuff.
However, this movie has major story problems that have nothing to do with editing. The biggest story problem is that the most interesting, most fun character in the movie, an incredibly gorgeous kung fu fighting Hindu chick, well-played by Mallika Sherawat, is only on screen for about 12 minutes in both versions! The sequence she's featured in really works, as her natural comic style fits in with Jackie's slapstick action sequences very, very well. His character should have met her much earlier in the story and then she should have stayed with him throughout the rest of the adventure, adding more fun, a touch or romance, better story development, and some sex appeal.
A secondary story problem is that the "ancient China" sequences are slow and dull. I wish the US version had cut those parts down even more and given us a 1 hour 20 minute movie.
A third story problem is that the sci-fi/mystical elements of the story are, to be blunt about it, idiotic, resulting in dialog like "Science has proven that spinning an object extremely fast makes it lighter." Wha? I read Science Digest, and that's never been mentioned.
So, I think there is about 30 minutes total entertainment in this mess, but it is worth the time for the true Chan fan."
Indi-"Chan"-a Jones style martial arts film
R. Kyle | USA | 05/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"How could I resist the baaad pun? "Myth" is actually a renamed Chinese film from 2005 called "San Wa."
Briefly, Jack (Chan) is an archaeologist who dreams of a past life as a General (Meng Yi) in Ancient China.
When he's asked by a colleague, William (Tony Leung Ka Fai) to help find a scientfic discovery relating to defying gravity, Jack returns to China and faces his dream princess Ok-soo (Hee-seon Kim) and his own past failure as the General to protect her.
The story's a bit of Indiana Jones and a bit of the fallen Samurai myth. I very rarely watch subtitled films, but "Myth" was easy enough to follow and provided enough amusement to make the rental worthwhile.
One of Jackie Chan's better recent efforts
Trevor Willsmer | London, England | 12/28/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Myth initially feels like Jackie Chan is reinventing his Armour of God movies just as he recently reinvented the Police Story series, with a slightly darker tone. The film's two plot strands aren't always as complimentary as they could be, with the historical backstory of Chan's general falling in love with the Emperor's latest concubine far more interesting than the modern-day adventurer Chan's efforts to uncover their secret. It's not always successful, not least because of some poorly timed CGI, but it does offer an enjoyable fight on a glue factory assembly line that plays out like a demented version of twister and a spectacular battle scene (Stanley Tong is clearly a fan of Anthony Mann, copying several set-ups from The Fall of the Roman Empire) en route to the finale. And the last half hour is impressive stuff, be it a surprisingly bloody (for Chan) one-against-all battle that sees him fighting atop a mountain of corpses or the scenes in a giant weightless mausoleum that make imaginative use of superior wire work and which do carry a sense of wonder to them.
Surprisingly, the extras on the Asian 2-disc set are all subtitled in English, including the audio commentary, so for fans that might be a better bet than Sony's US release."