Rush Hour

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WHAT TO WATCH - An­gelin Yeoh

RUSH Hour the movie se­ries, star­ring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, was a ma­jor box office suc­cess. The fran­chise made over US$ 800mil ( RM3.2bil). Chan stars as the silent type whose hands take down bad­dies faster than Tucker’s mo­tor mouth. The movie worked be­cause of Chan and Tucker’s ex­cel­lent chem­istry as the un­likely cop duo.

How­ever, the same can’t be said about the TV se­ries. Ir­ishChi­nese ac­tor Jon Foo is hor­ri­bly mis­cast in Chan’s role while Justin Hires seems like he is try­ing too hard to be just like Tucker. To­gether, the duo just seem odd and can’t re­ally de­liver on the hu­mour. The jokes about Foo’s char­ac­ter as the straight- laced Asian cop also seem dated. But if you like ac­tion, Rush Hour does have some great fight se­quences. Foo keeps his tie neatly in place while kick­ing butt, fly­ing off walls and dodg­ing bul­lets at the same time. Rush Hour will make you wish that Foo gets his own TV show.

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