Rush Hour 3

by December Lambeth on August 10, 2007

in Movie Reviews 

Have you seen Rush Hour 1 and 2? Then you’ve seen Rush Hour 3; just add a little more stupid to it and there you have it. Give us a break Hollywood, I would love to see a real comedy for once this summer instead of regurgitated crap that some group of writers desperately try to out do themselves each time. I can imagine the round table of editors and writers hashing this thing out, one says “last time we had him jump down a flag from 50 stories up, this time let’s have both of them fly a flag off the Eiffel Tower”, and everybody chimes in with cheers and kudos. Another writer has a brilliant idea, “how about a bad guy who keeps showing up at the most inopportune moments and knows all the ins and outs of the villain’s master plan, but nobody would ever guess he was the bad guy until it’s revealed near the very end”, once again the crowd goes wild and everybody gives a round of applause and pats the dork on the back. It’s true, I did laugh throughout most of Rush Hour 3, but it wasn’t because it was all funny stuff, but because there was some outrageous and plain silly crap included. I couldn’t believe my evening was spent with a film that should have went straight to the shelves, in a packed theater watching what has to be the lowest point in Jackie Chan’s and Chris Tucker’s career.

Rush Hour 3
1/2 Star

Damn, left out the gorgeous bad girl Genevieve (Noémie Lenoir), a French cab driver, George (Yvan Attal), who hates Americans, but decides he wants to play a secret spy and kill someone and the worse actor award goes to the little girl who played Soo Yung (Jingchu Zhang). I should also add on…the chase scenes with like a billion motorcycle ninjas, a huge sword fight at the top of the Eiffel Tower, the bad guy easily finding them, Roman Polanski (French detective with a cavity search fetish), Lee and James are in Paris and…well you get the point.

Rush Hour Free, It Should Be

Okay, here we go, let’s see if I can do this in one breath…Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) go to Paris to fight the evil nasty Chinese Triads. While there, Carter falls for a hottie with a serious hot to trot bod and a bad girl complex to go with and Lee ends up falling for the same woman who repeatedly tries to kill him, plus there is one extra surprise for Lee to battle and that would be his Kenji (Hiroyuki Sanada). First there is ever so gentle with a rubber glove Detective Revi (Roman Polanski) and then the anti-American cabdriver George (Yvan Attal) who begs to be Lee and Carter’s personal driver and ultimately gets shut down by his wife. Soo Yung (Jingchu Zhang) ends up “hanging around” (hint, hint) and waiting for Lee and Carter to come to her rescue. As Lee tries to find out who is the culprit mind behind the Triad’s, Carter tries to land the hot babe, Genevieve (Noémie Lenoir), but ends up figuring out that her head isn’t quite on straight (hint, hint). Then there is the real bad guy; I’m not going to tell you who he is, but I’ll give you a hint…he’s white, can speak French and always shows up and the oddest times, plus he know quite a bit about the inside workings of the Triad gang. At the end Carter kicks a little ass and Lee gets into a monstrous sword fight at the top of the Eiffel Tower with his Kenji. You can only guess who wins; don’t make me have to say it. There finished it in one looooong breath.

If you are in for a brain dead evening, then Rush Hour 3 is just the entertainment you are looking for.

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