Condor:Armour of God II/C+,C+
This is Jackie Chan in full comic throttle.
He's a manic mix of those silent movie stars of yesteryear. Think Harold Lloyd doing impossible
stunts, think the entire array of Keystone Cops in antic chase. The climax that finds Jackie
blowing in a wind tunnel is quite funny, though perhaps it goes on to long. It's the purest Chan
sight gag I have viewed and I can understand the director's reluctance for shorten the blasts of
wind from this sequence.
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some ways this is a rip-off of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but of course Chan mines the
material for all the laughs he can and the stunt work is unique.
The widescreen images on this import DVD are pretty good. There is some
excessive enhancement which causes some NTSC artifacting, and some scenes lack tight color.
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