Genre: Action/Adventure & Drama
Rating: N/A (I would say PG-13 at minimum)
Where I Got It: Netflix
A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
N/A (Can't find one anywhere - GAH)
When first reading the summary, I wasn’t really interested in watching the film for multiple reasons. One, it is technically part of a series and I feel like a cheat and worried I’ll be lost. And two, I didn’t think I would like it. However, Boyfriend informed me that Jackie Chan was the star and I was game at that point. Now, Jackie Chan is always fun to watch. Not the greatest actor, but he does well. I mostly love the fact he does 99.9% of his own stunts. He is amazing when it comes to this. He is old in this film, but he still stayed true to his word he will always do his own stunts. So major kudos to him on that.
The story was sometimes hard to follow, because never seen the past movies. I had to ask a few questions about who was who and what a certain reference meant. Luckily this didn’t happen ALL the time, only a few instances popped up. Also, the whole situation seemed SO impossible. Intriguing? Yes. Was I worried and on the edge of my seat? Why, yes. HOWEVER, it seemed SO impossible.
I was very cynical about who was truly the bad guy. I liked this. Who really is to blame? Is there really anyone TO blame to what happened to the girl? I can’t say much else, but I do love when movies really make you have to think and nothing is as it seems. Nothing was black and white in this and that made me happy.
The ending left me perplexed. Did I like it? No. Did I dislike it? No. It was just that…an ending. It was cliffhanger-ish, but not really. I’m really sure how to describe it. It really went into the flow with that nothing is as it seems. The story, I can tell you, is not done since the main character is still a cop and has things to do.
The acting was meh. Only Jackie and the main “baddie” did well. The rest…they were just meh.
The fight scenes. Good and realistic. However, I wanted more. Just a little more would’ve made me happy.
Overall, this film was just okay. Better than I had expected, but still okay. The acting was lacking and I wanted more fight scenes. The ending left me perplexed which is good, but bad. So much confusion going on! I do regret not watching the other film that technically came before this, but what can you do? I’m not even sure how many they had made before this. I know for sure there is one from the 1980s. Anyways, I shall stamp this with 2 stars.