Jackie Chan is currently at the Cannes Film Festival, promoting his new movie, called "Chinese Zodiac," which he revealed will be his last action film of his career. "I'm not young any more. I'm really, really tired," he said, adding that he will now focus more on acting rather than stunt-work.
Today we have the trailer for "Chinese Zodiac," which Chan has been preparing on for seven years and shooting for one year in over ten cities in five countries. The actor called the movie "one of the most important films" of his career. Check out the trailer below.
The globe-trotting adventure has Chan's character searching for the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese zodiac. The film is set to be released on December 12th.
Same old Jackie Chan; same choreography, same sense of humour, same old sh*t for 40 years and after watching this dreadful trailer, the yesterday's news is a wise decision that gives you a sensation of relief.
His Happy-Go Lucky fighting style was so cool when I was a kid. But even when he got hurt, either by some realistic sense of "sh*t, that shouldn't have happened" or how about [insert comedic pain here], it was always fast-paced & motivated to deliver kick-assery.
Unfortunately... this seems to drag those very impacting scenes. The stunt choreography's easibly noticeable, making it worse since he needs wired help for things he used to just wing in his prime. And contrary to the trailer's suspense, the description & knowledge of Chinese Zodiac points to 12, not the suggested four.
But you know what? I'm willing to go see it. He made life cool for me in the golden years. Just kinda hoping this is his last.
As a sidenote, I specifically remember him once turning down roles, infamous ones, just because he refused to play a bad guy. (Someone should name some) And yet he's trying to be a redeeming thief, probably with some noble agenda as motive.
Yeah he would always turn down very violent adult films (Black Rain) or play the bad guy (Demolition Man) because he always wanted to make films kids could see, Plus he felt his fans wouldn't never except as a bad guy.
@Trailer: I watched quite a few of his films and it's just that this one is the one too much. He never did anything different. Basic plots, same stunts, same mimics, same everything. He definitely should have played the baddie just once in his life but he never did.
I admire the fact that he did all his stunts and has true martial arts skills but after 40 years for doing the same old thing, I just got bored.
The plot and the acting in Jackie's movies are pretty thin, But his stunts for me never seemed repetitive or the same.
He always seemed to push himself and his stunt team to their very limits with every film they made.
And that is why i watched his films and still do.
Love the footage at the end of his films (something Burt Reynolds/Hal Needham then used in their films too) it just showed you what he would go through and risk to make his films entertain like they did.
Forget anything made with an American studio's money though, They would never allow him to make the film the way he wanted too.
f*ck on topic. WP posts bullsh*t news and then expects us to eat it. Who the f*ck am I? This website's f*cking farmyard pig?
Reminds me of some old crone who feeds her family stale fruitcake and then tosses into the trash the steak and potato a guest brings to the table, just because the old bitch can't stand being upstaged by a superior meal.
^^Oh come on! You'll miss the awesome part where Jackoff Chan spells some word with each letter inter-cut to some frenetic bullsh*t action, polished off with him doing his tired flip-the-fridge door routine he's done now for four decades! You simply CANNOT miss that cinematic tour de force horsesh*t!