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Jackie Chan Dislikes "Rush Hour" Franchise

Posted: October 1st, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Jackie Chan Dislikes "Rush Hour" FranchiseSubmit Comment
"Rush Hour" put Jackie Chan in Hollywood's major leagues, but the Hong Kong star isn't a fan of his successful action comedy franchise.

Chan said when he made the first installment of the "Rush Hour" series in 1998 he only wanted to test the U.S. market and didn't have high hopes. "When we finished filming, I felt very disappointed because it was a movie I didn't appreciate and I did not like the action scenes involved. I felt the style of action was too Americanized and I didn't understand the American humor," Chan said in a blog entry on his Web site.

The actor said he made the sequel because he was offered an "irresistible" amount of money to do it and made the recently released third installment to satisfy fans of the series. Chan said "Rush Hour 3" was no different from the first two installments for him.

"Nothing particularly exciting stood out that made this movie special for me ... I spent four months making this film and I still don't fully understand the humor," he said, adding the comedic scenes may be lost on Asian audiences.

"Rush Hour" was Chan's first movie to break $100 million at the U.S. box office, earning $141 million. "Rush Hour 2" made $226 million and "Rush Hour 3" has earned $137 million so far.

In addition to the "Rush Hour" franchise, Chan also showed little enthusiasm for his latest Hollywood project, "The Forbidden Kingdom," which marks his first on-screen collaboration with fellow action star Jet Li.

Source: Yahoo!


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