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|Operation Condor 2 The Armour of the Gods|
Actors: Kenny Bee, Ken Boyle, Anthony Chan, Marcia Chisholm, Linda Denley
Director: Eric Tsang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
This fast, entertaining adventure -- directed by and starring the world's number one action superstar, Jackie Chan (RUSH HOUR, OPERATION CONDOR, SUPERCOP) -- is the must-see "prequel" to the crowd-pleasing hit OPERATION CO... more »
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Not a sequel, no matter WHAT the distributor says, but fun
Edward Moore | Chicago, IL | 02/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While it's great that one of Jackie Chan's most popular movies, "The Armour of God," has finally been released here in the states, the way it's been done is both deceptive and sloppy. First of all, it's not a sequel to "Operation Condor." It'a actually the other way around--"Operation Condor" was a sequel to THIS film. Secondly, "Armour" was originally released in 1986--hardly "his newest adventure," as the packaging claims. Lastly, little advantage has been taken of the DVD format: "Armour" has been released in widescreen, which is nice, but no extra features (like an "original language" option or a "making of" docu-short) have been added. And an actress whose last name is credited as "Porner" in the movie is listed as "Forner" on the packaging. Typo? Carelessness?All that having been said, "Armour of God" is still a great deal of fun. The plot--in which Jackie's old girlfriend is kidnapped by a death cult, who demand the Armour as payment for her release--would have been too silly for an episode of "Scooby-Doo." But the stunt work by Chan and his crew is amazing, especially in the last half hour. Jackie gets kicked, punched, set on fire & blown up...yet still can chew gum at the same time! The fight scenes and car chases are funny and astoundingly complex and dangerous at the same time. They're so delightful, in fact, that all else can be forgiven. See this movie--just don't pay any attention to the package it comes in."
2nd verse same as the first?
jackiechanfan24 | New Rochelle, NY United States | 07/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hold everything! If you are planning to watch Operation Condor 2 and Operation Condor back to back, heed my warning. This is actually the original OC. The movie labeled Operation Condor is actually the sequel to this film. This film was originally called simply The Armour of the Gods. Operation Condor was the follow up. you can tell that this film is older looking and Jackie looks younger. US marketing genius at its best. Since OC was released in the US first they had to make the original the sequel, duh?! As for the film itself, the action is few and far between. Aside from the first escape form the natives Jackie doesnt show off his skills again until near the end of the movie. These scene however are spectacular. He takes on a very unholy horde of monks and a group of amazons that has to be seen to be believed. All in all a solid Jackie Chan flick and well worth it."
It's The Best Movie Ever Made!
Edward Moore | 05/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now I have all of Jackie Chan's movies except 3(Project A, City Hunter, and Island of Fire), and out of all the movies that I have seen, this is the best! The plot is kinda like Indiana Jones, but the action, is definetely JACKIE CHAN! The best fights he's ever done are in this movie, listen to a true Jackie Chan fan, buy this movie, you won't regret it!"
Armour Of God
Simon | UK | 07/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to what the title says, and you think, this isn't a sequel OR a prequel. This is "Armour Of God" and was made before the sequel, "Operation Condor", and the US distributors got the name wrong.
This is the film that almost cost Jackie his life while doing a "simple" stunt that went tragically wrong, which you will see in the out-takes.
A great action film, and many people's favourite Jackie Chan film.