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Rush Hour 2
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Starring: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sanchez
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: New Line Cinema
Web Site: www.rushhour2.com
Kiddie Movie: A lot of the humor is adult oriented but the boys will like the fights.
Date Movie: The ladies leaving the theater seemed to like it.
Gratuitous Sex: Talk and skimpy outfits.
Gratuitous Violence: A couple of good fight scenes.
Action: Some.
Laughs: They tried to hard for most of the laughs.
Memorable Scene: Anytime Jackie is fighting.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Brett Ratner
Produced By: Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur Sarkissian, Jay Stern

Rush Hour 2
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:00 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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.

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 case.

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!!!

 

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