Rush Hour 3
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||Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan,
Hiroyuki Sanada, Yvan Attal
New Line Cinema
||Keep it to 10+
||If she liked
either of the other two versions.
||Talk and innuendo,
just like before.
||Lots of fighting.
||Lots of chasing.
||The crowd loved
the final shooting because of who did the shooting.
||Nothing stood out.
Andrew Z. Davis, James M. Greitag, Jonathon Glickman, Arther
It is what it is. I guess that is the easiest description
you can really give "Rush Hour 3."
Rush Hour 3
A Movie Review
Okay, that was a pretty lame opening for this review, but
come on, itís a "Rush Hour" movie, and is there anything
that can really be changed for the franchise? No. So other
than, and Iím sorry Whammy if you are reading this, my movie
going experience being a little eschewed because the person
I was going to see the movie was 1) Late, B) Couldnít hear
her cell phone ring because she likes it warm so had her car
windows open, III) Didnít call to say she was running late
until after the trailers started, and Four) Failed to pay
attention to her text messages stating when we were supposed
to meet at the theater, all resulting in my missing all of
the trailers (part of my movie-going experience I love) and
having to enter the theater in the dark (part of a
movie-going experience I hate, but luckily we found seats
rather quickly), "Rush Hour 3" will give you exactly what to
expect if you saw either Version 1 or Version 2.
The story is simple. Jackie Chan is back as Inspector Lee
and Chris Tucker is back as James Carter. Lee is upset with
Tucker for shooting his girlfriend, but the pair get teamed
together again when an assassination attempt doesnít
assassinate, and they are hot on the trail of some bad
Chinese dudes, or one dude, or a list of dudes, or does it
really matter? This time their travels take them to Paris
where they donít know the language but find maybe the best
part of the movie, a cab driver named George (Yvan Attal),
who has his own version of stereotypes about Americans, or
just wants to kill someone. Our dynamic duo find a chick,
Genevieve (Noťmie Lenoir), who needs saving, canít see who
the bad dude is even though most of us already figured it
out, martial art their way into kicking a lot of ass, and get pissed on by a dog, well, at least Carter does.
There are high-flying stunts atop the Eifel Tower, Jackie
Chan shows he can still do the stunts, Chris Tucker wasnít
nearly annoying as he was in Version 2, but Genevieve wasnít
nearly as attractive as I thought she should be. The jokes
are obvious, the bad guys who are posing as good guys are
obvious, and lots of chairs fly around because that is what
you use when you donít have a weapon in a good martial artsí
I did like "Rush Hour 3" a little more than "Rush Hour
2," so Iíll be giving the movie 3 stars out of 5. I think
George the cab driver added just enough of a comic element
to get me out of the fact I missed the trailers, hated being
late, and was able to just sit back and enjoy the "Rush
Hour" franchise for being what it is. If you want it to be
what it is you will enjoy the movie, but if you couldnít
stand Version 1 or Version 2, you will not like what Version
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!