If the halves are combined, you get immortality. I wanted to see more of these characters, especially Evans, who stole most of the scenes he appeared in. Julian Sands plays a better than average awful person, as usual. It will make that movie bad. Meanwhile, Hong Kong police detective Eddie Yang Jackie Chan and Interpol agents Arthur Watson Lee Evans and Nicole James Claire Forlani have been pursuing Snakehead because of his criminal activities, and stumble into the grander scheme.
Seriously cheerful and loaded with superb tricks and battle movement, The Medallion is about as engaging as an activity experience film can be. An 8 out of 10 from me. The yarn will appeal to action-packed buffs and Jackie Chan fans. The film combines even more genres than that, actually, and there are times when it seems almost to be a spoof of James Bond-styled thrillers. Chan and other agents Claire Forlani and Lee Evans will have to face off nasties who are waiting to rule over the world and obtain eternal youth , but the medallion is carried by a boy and he hands over one halve to Jackie Chan. The story is about a medallion that has two halves. Snakehead, like all Hong Kong villains is actually English, so when he kidnaps a boy with the power to control The Medallion, Yang follows him to Ireland to reclaim the Medallion and find the child who just goes to prove, that even if you live in a Buddhist temple in a sewer below Hong Kong, you can still learn to speak perfect English with an English accent.
While in the first Jennifer Love Hewitt played as ¨buddy movie¨ couple with Jackie Chan , here plays along with Claire Forlani. He can be a bit annoying. I liked this movie even though there are way too many holes in the film. Each half gives superhuman strength to the user, but you have to be dead first. The results are not so good. Coincidentally, does Julian Sands appear to get more youthful? Why yes, yes it does. The motion picture has a certain likeness to ¨the Tuxedo¨ similar in extreme powers of Jackie such as : thanks to the 'medallion' and 'tuxedo'.
A Hong Kong criminologist endures a lethal mishap including a baffling emblem and is changed into a godlike warrior with superhuman powers. From the start to ending action pace is interminable , the movie is fast moving and for that reason is amusing and isn't boring neither tiring. The motion picture focuses a police operator Jackie Chan who will look down an abhorrent baddie called Snakehead Julian Sands for the ownership an emblem with an unprecedented power and he needs to utilize its enchantment for his own particular detestable plans. Director Gordon Chan packs a lot of information into the film and barely pauses for a breath--if you blink, you're likely to miss some bit of crucial action, a plot point, or a joke. That is what I got. One, it took me a few scenes to get up to speed with the film, both plot-wise and in terms of style.
I saw this movie with a laidback mind and expecting nothing more than a fun action movie. Jackie Chan is very clever in this film. Apparently not, as 'The Medallion' is only marginally better than, oh, say 'Charlie's Angels 2'. Snakehead Julian Sands , your typical crook with world domination ambitions, has discovered the identity of a modern-day chosen child, and pursues him. Its a fun fantasy movie for kids, but anyone wanting to watch an action movie should watch this up until a short cameo appearance by Sammo Hung and then turn it off very quickly. After seeing credited director Gordon Chan's rough cut, Columbia hired Douglas Aarniokoski to shoot new sequences and re-edited the film extensively.
Chan and different operators Claire Forlani and Lee Evans should go head to head nasties who are holding up to administer over the world and get endless youth , yet the emblem is conveyed by a kid and he hands more than one split to Jackie Chan. As Chan must decide the mystery of the emblem and stand up to the detestable Snakehead who wishes to utilize its otherworldly powers for his own particular odious plans. . If you compare this movie to the Rush Hour movies or Shanghai Noon, you will probably hate this film. It made the movie even worse.
I don't mind any of those qualities, and in fact I tend to prefer films that forgo realism. I only had two small complaints about The Medallion. And now this travesty of a movie. Jackie Chan fans seeking a return to films that are solely kung fu-oriented will likely be disappointed, but if you have broader tastes, The Medallion might hit the spot. Claire Forlani also did a great job. On top of all of that, The Medallion moves very quickly.
Jackie plays Eddie Yang, a Hong Kong detective chasing a villain named Snakehead those villains and their crazy names. The film blends intrigue , humor , pursuits , frenetic action , struggles and results to be very entertaining. In fact, I'll just say it: 'The Medallion' is a terrible action movie. Now Chan and his gang of Interpol cops must keep the medallion and the user, a kid away from the people who want to use the medallion for bad. Once I got into the groove, though, I didn't want the film to stop--enough that my second complaint is that the film was too short and in general, I strongly dislike the fact that most films seem to be forced by studios to end within 90 minutes. Plus, his movies had a sense of humor that was subtle enough to be funny without feeling you were being hit in the head with a 2x4.