New Line/1998/87m/ANA 2.35
| Jackie Chan
continues to turn himself into a human cartoon in Mr. Nice Guy. He can expect to
wake up one morning with Mel Blanc doing his voice and Tex Avery dressing him up. Mr.
Nice Guy is one continuous series of stunts performed with typical Jackie Chan aplomb.
Too bad the creativity involved in baking up the stunts couldnt leave a slice of the
pie for work on the screenplay. This could have been a vintage Chan romp. Instead, Mr.
Nice Guy exists only for the sake of the delightful stunts.
The story is
a simple cartoon set-up of mistaken identity and happenstance. Jackie plays the host of an
Australian television cooking show and gets to do some neat tricks with dough on camera.
When he bumps into a beautiful babe on the run, his instincts to protect her get the best
of him and before you know it hes involved in the hunt for an incrimating tape of a
drug buy. The Chan production team surrounds him with some good-looking women and makes
the sets as stunt friendly as possible. Everyone will be happy to know Jackie survives
another film experience.