By Ryan Parsons | Images property of New Line Cinema.
Rush Hour 3
Nobody (or should I say no STUDIO) likes early negative buzz. New Line is preparing to crank up the marketing machine on Rush Hour 3 and the first report to appear for the film is negative. Ouch. Can somebody say downhill slide?
Screening Report: Rush Hour 3
While I thought the latest trailer for Rush Hour 3 showed some impressive action, somebody who caught a screening of the film (and reported in to AICN) claims that the action is boring. When you have a cop film with a high demand for action and adventure, this is never a good thing. Does the film ever recover? Well, uh, no.
I liked the original Rush Hour. I thought it was an entertaining buddy cop movie and I thought that Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan made a great comedic team. I liked the action and the stunts. I enjoyed the second film, it was bigger and had more of what I liked about the original. Rush Hour 3 however, well I didn't think it was that great.
The action was weak compared to the previous movies and the fight scenes were, for the most part, boring. The only time I was actually enjoying myself was the moment that the flick spoofs The Godfather, the action that follows was pretty cool and enjoyable. Jackie Chan is definitely showing his age. The first two films had him doing all sorts of crazy stunts, here, he barely does anything, and what he does do shows signs of obvious wire work and blue screen.
I loved the original Rush Hour and found the sequel to be somewhat disappointing. Fun sure, but disappointing all the same.
If the third installment really is another step down, I might have to just hold out for DVD.