maandag 29 juni 2009

Movie Tip #30 - Shanghai Noon

Director: Tom Dey

Starring: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu

Description: Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson), a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another.

Review: The combo Chan - Wilson is great. Both funny in their own way. Chan physically and Owen jokes a lot. It's a good mix of humour and action. Western was never my favourite genre, but this one is an exception. Especially the scene where Chon and Roy are in the bathtub and play a drinking game. That's just hilarious. There's also a sequel. Not as funny as this one, but still worth watching.

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