KUNG FU YOGA [ 2017 ], directed by #StanleyTong.
This here is yet another proof that #JackieChan is still in a great shape, but does he have anything left to prove?
Chinese archeology professor Jack (Jackie Chan) teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita (#DishaPatani) and assistant Kyra (#AmyraDastur) to locate lost #Magadha treasure. They go up against Randall (#SonuSood), the descendent of a rebel army leader of ancient times.
For one thing, this movie is fun and colorful, as well as a successfull collaboration between Chinese cinema and #Bollywood. This whole Indo-Chinese cultural clash has been executed quite well, with a very wise approach.
One of the few things, I think, this film is hated for is for Chan going outside of his comfort zone, filming around the world, exploring different cultures, leading some audience to misunderstand the concept.
Yet, I'll have to give this movie credit for an amazing cinematography, location sets and a picturisque tone overall.
More and more often Jackie shares his on-screen time with many younger co-stars, making himself "one of the main stars", but it doesn't mean he can't carry a movie on his own anymore. He is still as hyperactive as he used to be decades ago.
All in all, this movie here is plain fun attraction, similar to his #ArmourOfGod film series, mixing comedy and adventure genres, but a bit shallow story and mostly cartoonish humor just doesn't work like it used to back in a day. I'll go with a 6/10 on this one, all because of that final dance scene, and Chan being one of my favorite movie stars back when I was a kid, and remains to be to this day. Looking forward to some of his more serious roles in his upcoming projects.
P.S. I think #ShahRukhKhan should have been casted in as Randall. It could been awesome to see he and Chan on screen together.
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