I walk into every Jackie Chan movie expecting to enjoy myself, laugh and marvel at his incredible stunts, then rate it a 7/10 and forget about it. This movie, however, SUCKED! This is not what I paid to see, no way. Jackie Chan's trademark wacky but amazing fighting stunts seemed to have been replaced by pathetic attempts at humour and a moronic story (not that I care about stories in a Jackie Chan flick, but this one was just beyond retarded) about some spring water tycoon and a tuxedo that can make its wearer do anything. Jackie plays Jimmy Tong, a taxi driver turned chauffeur for a James Bond type superspy named Clark Devlin, played by Jason Isaacs, one of three good things about this movie (the other two both belonging to Jennifer Love Hewitt) Soon after his employment, Devlin is injured and Jackie Chan is forced to take over. Paired up with Hewitt, the results are wretchedly unamusing. Talk about a lack of chemistry; I saw more chance of Jackie and Owen Wilson getting it on in the hilarious bathtub scene from Shanghai Noon. Most disturbing of all is the presence and subsequent waste of terrific character actor Peter Stormare as a mad scientist. To whom did he owe a favour to be ruthlessly cast into this mess of a flick? Nope, this is just a really BAD movie, the worst since Supernova, no kidding, worse even than The Time Machine. Mostly, it comes from the lack of good fighting and action. Others seemed to enjoy it, however, which makes me wonder how any self-respecting Jackie Chan fan can find any redeeming qualities about The Tuxedo. Even the previews were crap.
|2/10||newscott13@ - 400 reviews|
30.9.2002 - age: 26-35
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