Rush Hour 2
Movie Stats & Links
||Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John
Lone, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sanchez
||A lot of the humor is adult
oriented but the boys will like the fights.
||The ladies leaving the theater
seemed to like it.
||Talk and skimpy outfits.
||A couple of good fight scenes.
||They tried to hard for most of
||Anytime Jackie is fighting.
||Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman,
Arthur Sarkissian, Jay Stern
There were a few times you had to suspend reality
during the first "Rush Hour", but during its sequel,
simply named "Rush Hour 2," you basically have to suspend
every bit of crime-fighting reality and just try to enjoy Jackie
Chan as Inspector Lee and get through Chris Tucker still thinking he
is the funniest man alive.
Rush Hour 2
A Movie Review
In "Rush Hour 2", Carter (Tucker) is vacationing in
Hong Kong, hanging with Lee while Lee keeps promising Tucker a good
time but instead keeps taking him on cases heís working on. When a
bomb explodes at the US embassy, Lee gets drawn into the case
looking for Hong Kong gang leader Ricky Tan (John Lone). Why is Lee
so involved? Because Tan was his fatherís old partner before Tan
went bad. So, for the first part of the movie, we get Carter out of
place as a black man in Hong Kong, and yes, the jokes are easy as
Carter butchers translations, makes fun of the peopleís heights,
etc., but things get old really fast.
When Lee and Carter botch capturing Tan they get thrown off the
case even though Carter was never officially on the case. Carter
thinks he knows where the case is leading, Lee abandons his car at
the departure terminal at the airport, and our heroes are now doing
surveillance in Los Angeles. Well, Carter and Lee team up with
Isabella (Roselyn Sanchez), an undercover Secret Service agent who
has no problem letting them in on the case, and eventually we end up
in Las Vegas where Carter and Lee trash a casino while wrapping up
The first "Rush Hour" was enjoyable as an off the wall
comedy teaming two polar opposites in Tucker and Chan, and
"Rush Hour 2" tries to re-capture this humor but it turns
into a movie of "havenít we seen this before?" What we
donít get to see enough of are the great fight scenes Jackie Chan
is famous for, and what we get too much of is Chris Tucker trying so
hard to be over the top that it just isnít funny anymore. Iím
not saying "Rush Hour 2" sucks, itís just an okay comedy
trying to pick up where the original left off.
If you liked "Rush Hour" youíll probably like
"Rush Hour 2" but maybe a little less. If you hated Chris
Tucker in the original, part 2 will be like nails across a
blackboard because heís featured a lot more. For me the movie was
okay, and the people leaving seemed to enjoy it, so Iíll leave my
review at 2 Ĺ stars of 5 for "Rush Hour 2." I probably
would have left is at 2 stars, but thank god for the outtakes at the
end of the movie.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!