In the end this flick isn't good and thus you in fact shouldn't like it at all. No one on this planet could have pulled this off with the goofy aplomb shown here by Jackie Chan. The dance-like moves evolve into hard-hitting frantic fisticuffs as Jackie enters the cabin to save his assistant. I was pleasantly surprised by City Hunter; it's nonsensical, barmy, the first half did nothing for me, but the final third is so over-the-top, it's also entertaining. Ryo initially turns the job down…until he sees a picture of the attractive missing woman! The fight choreography is inventive, the action is nice to look at, even though it turns out some of it involves wire work, and the slapstick humour is a lot similar to Chan's comedies, but also it is very Japanese in nature too. Auf einer Schiffsreise übernehmen brutale Gangster das Kommando und kidnappen die gesamte Besatzung und Passagierbelegschaft.
True feelings weren't realised till Jackie undertook an assignment to track down a mega rich Japanese businessman's daughter who has gone awol because she disapproves of her widowed father's choice for a step-mom. When his partner is dying he promises him to look after his niece. Shizuko boards a luxury , the Fuji Maru, with the ticket she found in the suit she stole. The obvious standout is the Street Fighter scene, where multiple classic characters from the video game are brought to life. Chan plays a private eye detective, Ryo who is also a ladies man - a far cry from many of his other roles, but also one that doesn't embody the real Chan as he plays against type, personality-wise. City Hunter 1993 City Hunter is a 1993 action comedy adaptation of the popular manga series of the same name, which had previously been adapted in a.
He made his first of many visits to Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 to learn Chin Woo kung fu under the supervision of Master Teng Wie Yoo. The choreography is a great example of Jackie channelling his heroes Gene Kelly and Buster Keaton into his own brand of fighting action. Shizuko, Saeko, and her sidekick interrupt the planned execution, but are forced to separate by MacDonald's gang. Women are punched across the room, routinely dropped by Jackie, etc. After a failed attempt to defeat him as , Ryo defeats him as.
It is immediately distinguishable from the traditional Jackie-style fight, as well as fights in other Hong Kong films of the era. Despite this, City Hunter is still a fantastically enjoyable watch with plenty of laughs along the way and some jaw-dropping set pieces that will live long in the memory. Next to flicks so typical for the director like Wong every few years manages to put together a movie which apparently proves that he can make real movies as well, like. But in its own flaw-loaden way it in fact succeeds in being amusing as well. The City Hunter soon tracks her down at a local skatepark where she strikes a tin can with her hockey stick that accidently hits him on his head. Inhabiting the characters of Street Fighter E Honda was changed to E Honde! A terrorist gang led by MacDonald have plans to hijack it and take the rich passengers hostage with Police Officer Saeko Nogami and her buxom sidekick in pursuit. Kaori escapes, bumping into Shizuko, Saeko, and the rest of the main characters.
Hearing that the live action film is slapstick comedy is a very odd reversal of my expectations. }absolutely crams the film with sight gags and slapstick,all filmed in a bright cartoon-like manner. It would be easy to write off City Hunter as dumb and without merit, but that would be neglecting the amount of talent and skill necessary to pull off something this stupidly sophisticated. At one point, Jackie is smashed over the head with a giant mallet, Looney Tunes style! MacDonald discovers her and sends one of his men to kill her, but she knocks him out and escapes. Two years later, Fortune Star released a 3 disc set on 29 December 2003 with two other martial arts films: and. In these terms, City Hunter is an impressive work of art. Ryo and Kaori find Shizuko and return to her father.
It was directed by Wong Jing, produced by Paragon Films and filmed by Golden Way Films Co. A bigger problem for the movie is that anytime Jackie Chan is offscreen the fun levels tend to drop, especially when a X-Factor style song and dance routine is performed. Prices in other currencies are shown for reference only. In addition, from time to time, I update old posts - if necessary and is not bound to explicitly state all corrections made. . Although some wires are used and Jackie is obviously doubled in places, there are still some impressive skills on display, many of which are performed by the multi-talented star himself. With a prime emphasis on the 1980s and 1990s, though I occasionally dip my toes in post-2000s and 1970s films - if they are interesting or good, that is.
Jackie and Joey met up again on the cruise ship and all hell break loose. Which speaking as a fan, is a plus. These skills come in handy later on, as she avoids capture. When Ryo bursts in, both men fight before MacDonald and his men interrupt, capturing Ryo in the process. To most audiences it's best known for the scene where Ryo gets knocked into an arcade machine and begins seeing himself as various characters, and his opponent as Ken. A Streetfighter sequence where the characters morph in to various game combatants has to be seen to be believed and the end showdown between Jackie and Richard Norton,although not one of his best in terms of martial arts technique,is easily his funniest. He demonstrates his supreme flexibility by rolling with ease into the splits before launching into a flurry of high kicks.
So fans of Hong Kong movies already know what kind of nonsense they will have to expect. When Ryo and Saeko arrive, he injures both women and starts a long fight with Ryo. A distinctly Hong Kong creation, City Hunter is a wild mixture of slapstick comedy, kung-fu action, and colorful, over-the-top weirdness as only Jackie Chan and Wong Jing can deliver. The finale of this movie is one of the best illustrations of that incredible rhythm and timing. Wong has had a long and varied career in Asian cinema since the eighties, appearing alongside the likes of Jackie Chan, , Chow Yun Fat, and.
As already mentioned most scenes are just absurd and awkward, though. Seeking to evade Ryu's clutches, Shizuko hides out on a luxury cruise liner, with Ryu and Kaori hot on her heels. Ryu seems to be the only hope for the hostages, but luckily he can also count on the help of female undercover agent Anna Chingmy Yau and the gambler Gundam Leon Lai. Information contained in this blog is provided only as general information. Chief among these being a beautifully choreographed and funny sequence where Ryo must do battle with two opponents who dwarf him.
In other skateboard stunt scenes, Miguel Rosales, Hudson Chang and Rocky Lai were the stunt doubles for Chan. Joey Wong has an amusing yet intricately choreographed fight sequence with Gary Daniels. Taken in the context of it being a live-action manga cartoon, this is a unique collection of some of his craziest and most entertaining action scenes that fans are sure to enjoy. Jackie Chan will always be my favorite Chun Li. However, to face the hostage-takers and at the same time protect Kyoko turns out to be quite a challange, even for the happy-go-lucky City Hunter.