Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chinese Zodiac (2012)

INTRODUCTION:


This movie was mentioned as the last Jackie Chan action movie. So, I felt that Jackie would bow out with a bang (of action stunt sequences along with a good comedy storyline). It turned out to be a mixed bag. While some of the action sequences were great (the one at the underground facility involving sofa, photo shoot material and the opening sequence), others (those that happened in the remote island) were quite a drab. Still, Jackie is an entertainer and a true performer to the core in whatever he does. I watched for the action, but I was surprised with the theme, which really gets you thinking. Humour is not absent, and there are some moments that will make you laugh. Also, the dragon was a very nice detail, as it is a symbolism to finding one's real self, pride and dignity.


Jackie Chan has grown older, and this means that there are some things which are not that easy to him now. I am not a huge fan, but I have watched some of his movies, which have amused me, because they are well made to the last detail. After all, he set a new Guiness record for this movie, not everyone can do that.I give a well-deserved 8 out of 10. It's a movie you can watch with kids, and a really good source of entertainment for a movie night with your family!

Chinese Zodiac (2012)

PROFILE:

§  Movie: Chinese Zodiac / 12 Chinese Zodiac Heads
§  Chinese: εδΊŒη”Ÿθ‚–CZ12 (Shi Er Sheng Xiao)
§  Director: Jackie Chan
§  Cast: Jackie Chan, Kwon Sang-woo, Liao Fan, Helen Yao, Zhang Lanxin, Laura Weissbecker
§  Release Date: December 20, 2012
§  Runtime: 122 min.
§  Genre: Action / Adventure
§  Language: Mandarin
§  Country: Hongkong, China
§  IMDb Ratings: 6.2/10
§  Budget: 160 million yuan (US$26,000,000)
§  Box office: 879 million yuan (US$145,000,000)

PLOT:

The movie begins by Jackie Chan telling the story of the Old Summer Palace and its looting and destruction by British and French soldiers in the Second Opium War. Among the treasures stolen are twelve bronze heads of the animals of the Chinese zodiac.JC (Jackie Chan) and a team of mercenaries are hired by an auction house to find the 12 bronze heads of Chinese Zodiac animals, which were looted from the Summer Palace in Beijing. They soon travel all over the world. Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission.

PICTURE:

Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Chinese Zodiac (2012)


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REFERENCE:
AsianWiki, Asiatorrents, IMDb, Wikipedia, Youtube

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